Bellefonte students part of winning design team with new logo for CIU10

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Central Intermediate Unit 10 (CIU) has a new logo, and it was created in part by four Bellefonte Area High School students who are part of the advertising arts program at Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology (CPI).

According to Bellefonte Area School Board President Jeff Steiner, who also sits on the board for the IU, a notice was put out to all schools within its coverage area for proposals to be made in regard to submitting a design. Three schools responded, which also included Keystone Central’s visual arts class, and the digital and media parts program at the career and technical center in Clearfield County.

The design submitted by five students from CPI was selected:

-Abigail Barone, Bellefonte Area High School
-Alex Gilbert, Penns Valley Area High School
-Katie Jabco, Bellefonte Area High School
-Autumn Miller, Bellefonte Area High School
-Emma Shawley, Bellefonte Area High School

“Throughout our design process we were trying to stick with what the people at CIU wanted,” Barone said. “In doing that we went through many different design choices, from a tree, to a worm with a hat, all the way to a book with stars.”

After meeting with representatives from the IU, Barone said they appeared to like the book idea best, so the group went back to the drawing board to create the book theme that also tied into the landscape of central Pennsylvania – with mountains that indicate the three counties served by the IU, in addition to a sun, which represents a new horizon.

Last year, CIU 10 rebranded its mission, vision and goals, and opened up a competition for area students to compete in the creation of a new logo, Steiner said.

According to CPI, the commercial and advertising arts group under direction of instructor Don Crane worked “diligently” (from) October through December creating, revising and producing a new logo and were honored during a board meeting on January 20.