The Thunder Mountain High School Arts Guild held a TMHS Falcon Logo Contest this Fall. The entire community was invited to participate through a campaign of school flyers and notices in the school bulletin and newsletter. From September to late October, a total of six works were submitted. Two of the submitted logos were completed by teams: Estie Dawson and Avery Bunton submitted a cartoon falcon that would perfectly adorn a lady Falcon’s T-shirt, Hannah Everett and her sister Rebecca placed fourth with their rousing falcon, on display outside the arts wing. Look up as you enter the arts wing next time to see second place winner, teacher Scot Fiscus’ son and homeschooler Trevar Fiscus’ falcon flying high over the arts wing entrance. Also on display, third place winner, James Gilcrest’s digital design would look great on a sweatshirt. The Oct. 24 deadline did not deter one last anonymous artist with a clever idea for a falcon with Tlingit weaving in its wings.
TMHS Arts Guild was impressed with all submissions, carefully weighing each design for strong representative character and reproducibility. Ultimately, senior TMHS student, Derek Isturis took first for his falcon’s fiercely determined expression and enfolding wings of thunderbolts. Art Guild, with the help of Jan Neimeyer’s Digital Arts class, hopes to use all these falcon submissions to produce TMHS Falcon Power novelties available for purchase by the end of the school year.
Isturis’ falcon can be seen over the main entrance doors of TMHS, as painted by Art Guild students Savon Whitefield-Summers, Nikki Nelson, Brenna Hardy, and Elaine Dawson in early November. Contact Art Guild through Heather Ridgway — firstname.lastname@example.org to use this image for your TMHS team spirit needs.
• Editor's note: this article has been changed to reflect Trevar Fiscus is homeschooled.