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The Merrill Area United Way, working through the Merrill High School Advanced Graphics course, requested student to enter a redesign of the Merrill Area United Way logo to be used for the year 2022.  This year the United Way is celebrating its 75th anniversary.  The logo design was asked to acknowledge the 75 years yet remain within the United Way Worldwide marketing restrictions for use of United Way designs per copyrights.

The MAUW 75th Anniversary Committee was pleased to have student participation and entries submitted.  The winning design was developed by Merrill High School Junior, Kalynn Podgorski.  The logo is debuted with this release.  Honorable mention was also given to High School students Andrew Gille and Parker Lezotte for having creative submissions as well. 

Incredible Bank provided United Way with a $100 debit card for presentation to the winner of the contest.  Pictured for the photo are Board member Shannon Murray, Kalynn Podgorski, student designer, Maria Brickner, MAUW President, and Dee Olsen Executive Director.  Kalynn is holding the new 2022 Merrill Area United Way logo.  This logo will be used to create community awareness around our 75th anniversary and be placed on marketing materials, signs, banners, and t-shirts. 

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United Way Children's Christmas Project. L to R: Paul Meyer, Brittany Theilman, and Renea Frederick of FreMarq Innovations; Dee Olsen, Merrill Area United Way.