Real estate group goes local with T-shirt design

Published 3:06 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Paramount Real Estate Group Broker Lana Rovinelli wanted a snazzy and artistic design for T-shirts for her new office at 213 S. Main Street in Nicholasville. For the first time, she decided to enlist the help of students at both East and West Jessamine High Schools.

Rovinelli began implementing the design idea in early October when she presented it to the schools. Art teachers Rebecca Hodges and James Cox at EJHS and WJHS respectively were quick to turn their creative students loose with their imaginations.

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According to East Jessamine art teacher Rebecca Hodges, the t-shirt design was promoted in her art classes, and students were given one week to complete the design. She then calculated the overall average based on the top three votes, and senior Perry Foster’s design won overall in first and second design.

Once the top design from each school was returned to her, Rovinelli sought local input for an overall winner and T-shirt design.

“I asked judges, attorneys, civic leaders, bank managers, business owners, etc. on which T-shirt design they liked best,” Rovinelli said. “They voted the one that Perry designed for East Jessamine. The design will go on the back of a T-shirt with my logo on the front so our office staff can wear during fund raisers, charity events, etc.”

Rovinelli said that the voting was close due to the “absolutely superb and creative” quality of both school’s winning designs. For the hard work of their students, Rovinelli awarded the art department of East Jessamine High School with a $500 Amazon gift card for art supplies, and gave a $250 gift card to the art department at West Jessamine.