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Ironton High School asks for help in choosing crest

Ironton High School will be inducting its first Hall of Fame class this year, and would like the public’s help with one of the finishing touches.

The school’s information technology class originally designed 24 crests as a logo for the honor, and the logo has been narrowed down to three choices by the five-member Hall of Fame committee. To make the final decision, the committee will tally the votes sent in by the public. The crest with the most votes wins.

“We liked all three,” said Dean Nance, Ironton City Schools Superintendent. “We just thought the Hall of Fame involves the whole community and we wanted the community to have a say.”

There are three ways to vote: by cutting out the favorite crest and mailing it to Ironton Board of Education, with attention to “Hall of Fame Logo,” 105 S. Fifth Street, Ironton, Ohio, 45638; by calling the board of education office from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at (740) 532-4133 ext. 10, leaving the number of the choice; or by emailing the number of the choice to webmaster@tigertown.com. Voting will end Friday.

“The Athletic Hall of Fame is here to honor people in the community for the community by the community,” Nance said. “These are people we are proud of.”

Nance said the people nominated did not have to graduate from Ironton High School, but they must have contributed in some way to Ironton High School sports.

“We intend on giving the recipients of the award an orange blazer with the crest on it,” said Nance.

The first recipients of the Hall of Fame award have been chosen, but not yet been notified. The votes for the crest will be tallied on Friday.