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Student designs winning poster

Yuki Dorff holds a framed copy of the winning design she created. - SARAH ARNEY The Arlington Times
Yuki Dorff holds a framed copy of the winning design she created.
— image credit: SARAH ARNEY The Arlington Times

ARLINGTON — A junior at Arlington High School, Yuki Dorff created the winning design that will be featured on this year’s Respect t-shirt and posters. Her design was selected from among more than 200 entries by the district’s board of directors Monday, Nov. 24.

“The poster contest is important because it helps raise awareness of our mission,” said the co-chair of Arlington Public Schools’ Respect program, Sarah Cofer.

“The purpose of Arlington school’s Respect movement is to empower Arlington students to positively impact their schools. Students making a difference is our vision. By educating and training a diverse group of student leaders at each school, our hope is that they will be able to influence the greater population,” Cofer said.

Dorff was surprised in her fourth period class last week, when she was presented with balloons and a gift, as well as a framed copy of her artwork, with witnesses, Superintendent Kristine McDuffy, high school principals Kurt Criscione and Rob Pattermann, Respect program co-chairs Sarah Cofer and Alvin Moore, and AHS Respect team advisors Dena Cave and Jim Smoots.

The decision was made Monday, Nov. 29 during the workshops of the district’s board of directors.

The school board selected 13 finalists, then narrowed down their selections to one winner and one runner-up. The runner-up was Kellie Brem, a senior.

The artwork features the word “Respect” with elements of the concept neatly penciled onto the seven letters.

The design will be featured on next year’s school calender as well as t-shirts, pins, the letterhead and on notecards.

Dorff is the public relations coordinator of the Arlington High School Respect Team.

Finalists:

Mathew Badgley, Grade 10, AHS

Fiona Gibson, Grade 6, Haller MS

Daniel Ewing, Grade 4, Pioneer Elementary

McKenna Henderson, Grade 5, Presidents Elementary

Stephanie Hilmo, Grade 11, AHS

Erica Manzano, Grade 10, AHS

Eddy Monroy, Grade 11, AHS

Aarika Montanez, Grade 11, AHS

Kyle Ripley, Grade 12, AHS

Steven Sy & Jessica Reid, Grade 12, AHS

Alison Taylor, Grade 12, AHS

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