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Riverview Junior High student wins PTA Reflections logo competition

Jun 04, 2024 01:40PM ● By Peri Kinder

Preston Marshall’s logo entry in the Utah PTA Reflections logo competition represents the idea of embracing imperfection. (Photo courtesy of the Marshall family)

 Preston Marshall, a ninth-grade Riverview Junior High student, was named the 2024-25 Utah PTA Reflections logo competition winner. His entry under the theme “Accepting Imperfection” features a broken glass, fragmented background representing the idea that people can release the idea of perfection.

“Not everything has to be perfect to be great,” Preston said. “You don’t need to be the best at whatever you do. You can just be good. You just need to do the right thing. You don’t need to be perfect.”

The contest was open to students in any PTA school in Utah and organizers received more than three dozen entries. The winning logo will be used for the UTA PTA 2024-25 Reflections program. 

“When selecting a logo for our upcoming year, we look for artwork that is engaging, well-executed, colorful and does a good job of portraying the theme in a way that will inspire students to reflect on the theme for that year and create original art sharing their personal interpretations,” said Rebekah Pitts, Utah PTA Reflections specialist. “Preston’s image will be used to create promotional posters and other materials.”

As the winner, Preston received a $50 Amazon gift card and a poster of his artwork. He will attend Murray High School this fall, studying woodshop, graphic design and advanced math. 

“Art is important to bring out our creativity,” he said. “It takes a lot of practice to get where you need to be but it’s important to express yourself.”λ