The North and South Rivers Watershed Association (NSRWA) partnered with South Shore Vocational Technical High School (SSVT) for the second year in a row to come up with this year’s Great River Race logo. The partnership began in 2016 when students from the SSVT Environmental Science class participated in the NSRWA Estuary Explorers program.

This year NSRWA collaborated with the Design and Visual Communications classes. The school was a natural choice as it draws students from all across the South Shore. Teacher Martha Paradis had her students come up with logo ideas for the Great River Race as a class assignment. There were lots of great entries, but the overwhelming winner was the design by 16-year-old Rockland resident Elizabeth Enman.

Elizabeth (Liz) is a Sophomore in the Graphic Communications/Design and Visual Communications Program at the school. Liz decided to attend South Shore Vocational Technical High School when she was in Rogers Middle School in Rockland. At that time, she hoped to join the Cosmetology program. Once she explored the different shops she chose the Graphic Communication/Design and Visual Communications Program because she enjoys creating art with a special interest in painting. Liz is an active member of the South Shore community participating in volleyball, basketball and softball. She also serves as the Vice President of the Class of 2021.

Martha Paradis, a teacher in the Design and Visual Communications program describes Elizabeth’s style as modern with strong sense of color. “Liz shows an advanced understanding of using color and form to create simple design statements that work. She actively sketches out ideas until she finds one that fits the needs of a project. She has keen observation skills that allow her to creative interpret any design challenge”

Thank you to South Shore Vocational Technical High School for participating in the logo contest! For more information on the Great River Race on Saturday, July 13, and how you can participate, go to our website