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Eighth grader’s design will grace new STEM initiatives

A ‘fun project,’ as well as ‘really challenging’

Eighth grade student Lauren Koslorowski was preparing for her Spanish final when Principal Steve Uyl pulled her out of class to tell her her design was chosen for the Caledonia Community Schools STEM logo contest.

“I was so confused for a little bit, a little worried,” Lauren said. “Looking back at it, it sounds funny, but it doesn’t really seem real.”

Lauren Koslorowski with superintendent Dedrick Martin

As part of Caledonia’s launch of new STEM initiatives across the district, students were invited to submit designs for the new logo. The logo will be used to promote STEM education throughout Caledonia schools and in promotional materials for this month’s STEMFest.

Lauren, who attends Kraft Meadows Middle School, enjoys experimenting with logo designs at home and decided to participate in the contest as an after-school side project.

“I wanted to show the different areas of STEM in a way that highlighted every part,” she said. “It was a really fun project, and really challenging, too.”

For her final design, Lauren took elements of Caledonia’s district logo and incorporated her own design to make something everyone could relate to, she said.

Though she isn’t sure if she’ll pursue a career in graphic design, she hopes to keep graphic design as a hobby.

“I have a lot of fun designing; you never know what you can make,” she said. “It’s very exciting.”

Lauren Koslorowski’s winning logo for the Caledonia Community Schools STEM logo contest
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Hannah Lentz
A 2017 graduate of Grand Valley State University and a lifelong teacher’s kid, Hannah Lentz has worked as a journalist in and outside the Grand Rapids area for more than five years. After serving as editor-in-chief at the GVSU student newspaper, Hannah interned at the Leelanau Enterprise where she learned a lot about community journalism. In addition to her work for School News Network, Hannah has worked as a freelance blogger in the furniture industry, focusing on design trends, and as a social media manager for World Medical Relief in Detroit.

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