LEXINGTON – Melanie Hennessey, a Minuteman student from Dover, is the winner of a logo design contest sponsored by the Battlegreen Run Foundation. The Battlegreen Run Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit foundation that organizes an annual road race in Lexington, MA to fund a number of worthy local charities.
Ms. Hennessey, a 16-year-old junior majoring in Design & Visual Communications at Minuteman, will receive a $100 scholarship for her efforts. She is a graduate of the Dover-Sherborn Middle School in Dover.
Her winning entry is a simple design in blue and gold featuring the silhouette of a runner in front of a gold sun with the words “Battlegreen Run Foundation” underneath it.
The new logo is already found on the foundation’s website: www.battlegreenrunfoundation.org.
“The board loved it,” said Steve Sartori, the Foundation’s President and owner of Sartori Insurance Agency Inc. in Lexington. More than 50 logo designs were submitted. The Foundation’s board of directors made the final selection.
“We needed some kind of brand to tell the community who we are and what we do,” he said.
According to Mr. Sartori, the new logo will be used on the Foundation’s stationery, in publicity, and on runner applications and sponsorship solicitations.
The winner was announced in the Design & Visual Communications classroom at Minuteman at the start of school on September 27.
The Battlegreen Run Foundation will host a Road Race on November 6. The event will include a variety of run choices: a Boston Volvo Family Fun Run at 11:15 a.m., Memorial Cancer Walk 5K at 12:00 noon, the Ralph Lord Memorial 5K at 12:15 p.m., and the Genesis Battlegreen 10K at 12:15 p.m.
Minuteman will have a strong presence at this event. Students and teachers from Culinary Arts will prepare and serve chili, corn bread, and apple crisp. Students from the Design and Visual Communications program will photograph and videotape the event. Students from Health Assisting will work with the Emergency Medical Technicians. Finally, a Minuteman running team of teachers and students will take part.
Proceeds from the race and related fundraising events are donated to organizations that benefit the Lexington community including The Pauline Briggs Scholarship Fund. Pauline Briggs was a Biotechnology teacher at Minuteman who died in 2004. The scholarship fund was created in her name exclusively for the benefit of students at Minuteman.
To volunteer, sponsor, or participate in the November 6 event, please visit The Battlegreen Run Foundation.
Minuteman was established in the 1970s as one of more than two dozen regional-vocational technical high schools in Massachusetts. Over the years, the school has distinguished itself by building a reputation for excellence. Minuteman students consistently excel on the larger stage and have won numerous awards at state and national competitions.
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