BEREA, Ohio — After encouraging students at Berea-Midpark High School to submit designs for Tri-City Bark Park’s first-ever official logo, the dog park advisory board recently selected a winner.
BMHS Senior Alexis Rump was honored for her accomplishments at the May 23 Berea School Board meeting. His design features a sitting dog surrounded by the words “Tri City Bark Park” on a dark blue background. Red trim and white lettering provide a colorful contrast.
The dog park is scheduled to open in June at 18825 Sheldon Road in Middleburg Heights.
Before receiving school board recognition, Rump spoke to cleveland.com about winning the logo contest.
“Being part of a (BMHS-based Polaris marketing and entrepreneurship) course where I’m able to create something for our community is really cool,” she said. “To see something that you created, and that everyone in Berea, Brook Park and Middleburg Heights can see too, makes me proud.”
Rump explained that she first selected a Canva app template to start creating her design. A specific color scheme was subsequently provided by the dog park advisory committee.
“We have four different classes in our curriculum, including marketing, strategic entrepreneurship, management operations, and a Business 101 class,” she said.
Clients approach the district with a project, and instructor Melissa Burchett works with students to meet demand. Rump said brainstorming and collaboration among classmates allows the best product to emerge.
“It’s very light and fun and creative,” Rump said. “Winning the competition is fun, but being part of the program has opened up many opportunities for me and set me on the path to marketing that I will pursue at the University of Dayton.”
Tri-City Bark Park Advisory Board Member Carl Burgio praised all of the designs submitted.
“They were great,” Burgio told the school board. “It made a difficult decision much more difficult. Alexis’ design stands out a bit more than anything else.
“We thought it would be nice, because we’re all part of the same community of Berea, Brook Park and Middleburg Heights, for the students to participate,” he added. “And we’re so glad they did.”
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