Congratulations to Josh Black for his Kansas Easter Egg design being chosen to hang in the White House. Earlier this year, Sedan Principal Kay Hill received an invitation as well as all other schools in Kansas to participate in the White House Easter Egg Roll design challenge. Mrs. Hill passed the invitation onto Nate Thompson who has a class in digital publishing and design. Josh Black, a second-year student in the class is now working in the advanced section of Adobe software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and Indesign. When the Easter Egg Roll design challenge came about Mr. Thompson immediately tasked Josh with the project and then submitted their initial idea to the state. The State Board of Education chose Sedan to be the designer to represent the state of Kansas in the challenge. Black’s work was on display at the White House Easter Egg Roll representing the entire state. Josh faced many limitations in designing for the project. There was a strict limit on the creativity such as only being able to use five colors that were assigned to us, design using symbols of our state, and completing all of the work in just a week and a half. Josh was able to work with another student Megan Brown to stylize his design and completed it in time for publication. The design was printed on an oversize 2D egg and will be on display for visitors to admire during the event.
On Tuesday, October 31, Chautauqua County Community Schools hosted two special visitors. Thank you, Dr. Randy Watson (Kansas Commissioner of Education) and Mr. Jim Porter (State BOE) for visiting our school and spending time with our students and staff. #KansasCan