On Wednesday, Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord and Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Cowling visited Model High School to recognize senior Josh Walls as the county-wide logo contest winner for the Parks and Recreation Department.
The artwork Walls created encompasses county landmarks that make the new logo unique.
“The arches are not widely used in Rome-Floyd logos, nor is the county courthouse,” said Lauren Jones, RFPRD Marketing Coordinator. “Josh also highlighted our sports programs and our parks and leisure opportunities via the icons below the arches. We are thrilled and very proud of Josh’s vision.”
The logo contest garnered much attention from both city and county middle and high schoolers, as well as private school and home school students. Cowling said the response to the contest was wonderful.
“It was a very difficult decision, because all the submissions were great and we could tell a lot of thought and attention went into each design,” said Cowling. “We want to thank all the students who participated. It was really neat to see all the different interpretations of our department and what we are about.”
The second place winner is Nidhi Patel and third place went to Alyssa Rodriguez, both eighth grade students at Rome Middle School. Walls received $100, an art kit, a framed version of his logo and will also receive a t-shirt featuring the design. Patel and Rodriguez will be honored Friday at the Thornton Recreation Center where they will each receive an art kit, $75 and $50 respectively, a pizza party for their art class and a NERF Wars party.