Winner Announced in High Plains School Logo Contest


Thompson School District is pleased to formally announce the winner of a recent design contest that was hosted to identify an official logo for the new High Plains School.  Francisco (“Frank”) Silva, a senior at Loveland High School, created the piece that was chosen to serve as the school’s official image.

“Bison are known for being strong and I wanted to reflect that in my logo submission,” Frank said.  “I used Adobe Illustrator to make an outline of a bison and I then created the details in black.  Later, I used Adobe Photoshop to create the blue stroke around the black and I then left the inside as a grey in order to match the colors of the school.”

Silva, who is 18-years-old, is no stranger to graphic design.  In addition to his class load at Loveland High School, he has attended Aims Community College to earn his certification in the use of Illustrator and Photoshop.  He also spends his free time designing for the LHS Algebra 1 in Manufacturing Processes, Entrepreneurship and Design and Geometry in Construction programs.  He has designed several banners for the school district and has also helped in the creation of custom T-shirts for students and staff.  Frank plans to join TSD’s ASCENT program in order to attend one more year of community college before hopefully attending Colorado State University-Pueblo to study Graphic Design and Mathematics.

A total of nine contest entries were received.  Entries were judged by the school’s Construction Review Committee, a community oversight group comprised of district parents, community members and staff.  The new official logo will now be used throughout the school’s marketing materials.

High Plains School, which has been under construction since spring of last year, is scheduled to open for students this coming August.  Enrollment is still being accepted for students who reside within the school’s attendance boundary.  To verify residence status within the attendance boundary, please visit

For more information on High Plains School, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Public Information Officer, at 970-613-5011 or via email at

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