Submitted by Nick Antz, WNYT Web Producer
Thursday, January 27th, 1:11 p.m.

The final design was picked from 25 logos submitted by students from Sallie Way’s graphic design class. Each student was instructed to design and develop a logo that demonstrates community ties, with messaging that supports the Coalition’s overall mission and captures the attention of a wide target audience– teens, adults, parents, community leaders, and administrators.

The three finalists included, Linnea Taylor, Melissa Scheibner and Shannon Smith with the winner selected by a vote of the entire Coalition. Shannon Smith’s logo was selected based on its positive, energetic graphic and accompanying tag line “Shaping better decisions.” Attached is a photo of her design.

The Shen Community Coalition is comprised of youth and adults from the school district, CAPTAIN, Clifton Park Elks, Town of Clifton Park, The Prevention Council, Saratoga County District Attorney, Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County, St. Edward the Confessor, Seton Health, United Way of the Greater Capital Region, the Saratoga County Youth Bureau, along with other local agencies and organizations. The Coalition’s vision is a safe and healthy environment where alcohol and substance use by youth is eliminated and every member of our community is aware of and involved in prevention of substance abuse.