The winning submission was announced at the June 23, 1998, meeting of the Board. Christy Wolfe, then a student at H. B. Beal Secondary School, was chosen as the winner. Also recognized was Holly Curtis, a Thames Secondary School art teacher and graphic artist, who assisted in putting the finishing touches to the winning logo entry.
What does it mean?
The Students standing out on the left side, is identified by the mortarboard. This image reflects the Board’s belief that students come first. The round face of the student represents the sun, which is the centre of the solar system and the nurturer of life on earth. Students are at the centre of all we do in education, and they provide the path to a brighter future.
The Forks of the Thames River are seen below the student’s face, and flows through all areas of Thames Valley.
The type used was chosen because it is modern and forward-looking just as our schools that help prepare students for the future.
The colours used are bright and new, representing a fresh start for a new school board. The blue and green represent water, since the Board is named after the Thames River.