For Immediate Release
Newest Awesome 3000 Design Comes from a West Salem Junior.
Salem, Ore., February 7th, 2014
A West Salem High School student has crafted the winning logo for the 2014 Awesome 3000.
This year's top design, out of nearly 60 entries, was created by Marina Sashkov, a junior at West Salem. Representatives of the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation will recognize her at an all-school assembly on Friday, February 7
. Each year the foundation invites young artists in the district to come up with a design for the Awesome 3000 fun run, held the first Saturday in May. "
As a committee, we’re really impressed with the number of artists in the district
," said Lisa Harnisch, Awesome 3000 Co-Chair
We love that the art work contest is becoming a part of the art curriculum. It really matches up with
SKEF’s academic alignment. It’s
also been interesting over the past few years to see more and more of the entries are
In addition to seeing her artwork on 5,000 t-shirts, 40,000 registration forms, 500 posters, and more, Marina receives a first place check for $100. She also earns a $250 contribution for the West Salem High art department. Winning $50, the second place design was created by Shelby Cunningham, a freshman at West Salem High. Third place was a tie and went to West Salem freshmen Hannah
Bodkin and Lydia Ransom who won $25. First Tech Credit Union cotitle sponsor of the Awesome Chylon Pappas was part of the selection committee. She said
“The winning design makes me excited about the
Awesome 3000 this Maryear. The winning entry did Geo very well. I am looking forward to proudly wearing the T-
Contacts: Lisa Harnisch, Awesome 3000 co-chair H: (503) 540-8725 Krina Lee, Executive Director W: (503) 364-2933 C: (503) 932-3201