Friday , March 09, 2012 - 11:43 AM
Marge Becraft first noticed Alexis Boswell's artistic ability during a Sunday School class.
Becraft was teaching a lesson and noticed that her teenaged class member was drawing of picture of Christ.
"I thought, 'This kid has talent,' " Becraft said.
Becraft, a former Roy city councilwoman, now serves on the city's 75th anniversary committee. She knew the city was looking for a young person to design the celebration logo, so she encouraged Alexis to enter the contest.
"The city announced the contest in all of the schools, and I asked her if she had heard about it," Becraft said. "She said no, so I got all of the information to her, and she went for it."
Alexis, a junior at Roy High School, sketched out her idea and entered it into the contest. She won.
"I'm pretty excited about it," she said. "It will be cool,because I'll get to see it everywhere."
The logo is a bright yellow circle with a diamond, the mountains and the number 75 highlighted in the middle.
It will be printed on T-shirts, brochures, newsletters, posters, coins, banners and even city vehicles and pins, Becraft said.
"It's going to be displayed in and on numerous things," she said. "We are even burying a time capsule, and the logo will be on the capstone. We're also going to be giving the coins to our city's first founders."
Born and raised in Roy, Alexis is the youngest of three children of Keith and Jeanette Boswell. She said she began drawing when she was a child, but became even more interested while in the fifth grade.
"I love to draw, and I love to draw on the computer digitally," she said. "I'm also really interested in photography, so I like art in all its aspects."
Not only will her logo be displayed around town, but Alexis was given an iPod by her principal at Roy High School as a congratulatory gift.
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