WARRENSBURG - The artwork of a student at Warrensburg High School has garnered a rare honor - a logo designed by WCS Senior Kaci Contompasis has been chosen as the official logo for the 2010 Adirondack Balloon Festival.
The logo, to be used on pins, shirts, advertising, and programs promoting this year's festival, was chosen from dozens of entries from youth and adults around the region.
Kaci, the 17-year-old daughter of Kierstin and Robert Contompasis of Warrensbug, said Friday she was happy about this achievement.
"It grew out of a cool assignment," she said of her BOCES graphic art class. "I just thought 'simple is better,' and I drew the logo based on the theme of what you'd see around the Adirondacks - trees, mountains - and hot air balloons."
This is not the first achievement of Kaci's connected with art. Kaci has recently finished illustrating 13 pages for a children's book that's now awaiting publication, and she prepared the graphics for the front and back cover of the 2010 BOCES yearbook.
Also, artwork of hers was included in this year's juried art exhibition at The Hyde Museum.
Kaci said that after graduation, she plans on pursuing a career in art
"It feels like my life's on a roll at this point," she said.