In April 2022 Columbus High School students were challenged to enter the CEF Logo Contest sponsored by the Columbus Education Foundation.
Out of many talented entries, Jordyn Templeton, CHS Class of 2023, won the gold medal. Jordyn credits her teacher, Mrs. Lorrie Walla, for fueling her love of graphic design. Jordyn plans to major in either UI (User Interface) or Data Visualization. Both career paths focus on creating clear and effective communication experiences with internet use.
In her winning design, Jordyn included a live oak tree because live oaks are an integral part of Columbus’ identity. Her personal love of oak trees began when she was young. The gigantic oak on the elementary school grounds provided a dream-like place where she enjoyed spending time with friends while gazing at the massive canopy above.
To Jordyn, the oak tree is also a symbol representing family, specifically parents nurturing their children with education to build steadfast “roots” for a strong future. She included a diploma and graduation cap among the roots to emphasize the importance of education.
As a senior, Jordyn’s extracurricular activities involve golf, tennis, fishing, and part-time work to help pay for college. She’s “fishing” for a scholarship in the THSBA (Texas High School Bass Association) competition. Those who know Jordyn best describe her as impressive, caring, smart, fun-to-be around. CEF wishes her the best in her last year at CHS and wherever her post-graduation plans lead her.