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A Logo for Lightning

Why do companies have logos?  Which logos capture our attention and draw us in?  What design best represents our company and what we believe?

These questions led us to contemplate, design and defend a company logo.  Every student drew how Lightning Strike should be represented visually.   After casting an attentive eye, students voted.  Three logos quickly gained approval as best representing who we are.  With articulate defense and another round of voting, we had a winner.

 

company logo designs

company logo designs

the three favorites

the three favorites


Lightning Strike Opera Company Logo

Lightning Strike Opera Company Logo

“Every strike represents us.  The yellow part represents the power to grow and to show people who we are inside.”  Angel

“Lightning is one of nature’s most dramatic displays.”  Emmah quoting from Thunderstorms and Lightning

“We strike people with ideas.  The ice particles in the clouds are like our ideas.  They churn in the clouds and make electricity.”   Adrian

“We are positive and negative charges coming together to make a flash.”  Devon

“When we do good, we strike and people applaud.”  Jianna

“We are powerful.”  Ashley

“We strike people with our amazing words.”  Sofía

“All of the little lightning strikes are making big lightning.  It’s like us.”  Dominic

“We give people electricity.”  Philip

“When we are positive ice particles, we go up.  When we are negative, we go down.  Just like lightning, we have a positive and negative side.”  Destiny

“Lightning gives us the strong power to accomplish hard things.”  Raneem

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Mary Ruth McGinn

About Mary Ruth McGinn

As a teacher with 29 years of experience, Mary Ruth McGinn has always sought innovative ways to meet the needs of each of her students. She has spent her entire career in schools where a majority of students speak English as a second language and where poverty significantly impacts the learning experiences and opportunities of students and their families.

Sixteen years ago she had an experience that changed her life and altered her professional path in a profound way. She attended training sessions at The Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York City, spent nine intense days living the process of creating an original opera and learned how to replicate the experience with her students. She then began creating opera with her students and using the process of creating the opera as a vehicle through which to teach curriculum and life skills. The authentic purpose for learning coupled with the arts provided the perfect stage on which to construct a love for life-long learning.

She currently teaches at Stedwick Elementary School in Montgomery Village, Maryland where she is creating another original opera with her third grade students.

Read more of Mary Ruth’s blog Learning for Real.

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