SAYREVILLE – A local high school student has made a lasting mark in Sayreville.
The borough’s leaders are embracing his municipal logo design that ties into the centennial celebration of the borough’s incorporation in April 1919.
Patrick Pusung participated in a logo design contest coordinated and sponsored by Riverton, the mixed-use development comprising more than 400 acres along the Raritan River, in conjunction with Sayreville War Memorial High School’s graphic design department.
As the winner of the contest, Patrick, who plans to study graphic design in college next fall, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for developing a new logo for the borough, according to information provided by Over the Moon Public Relations in Scotch Plains.
Students created draft logos based on feedback from Sayreville residents who visited the Riverton tent at the St. Stan’s Carnival last summer and at Sayreville Day last fall. Residents were asked: “What does Sayreville mean to you?”
“The descriptive words included family, friends, diversity, hard work, and the connection to the outdoors. The high school art students were then asked to incorporate this feedback into a fresh, new logo,” Kevin Polston, project executive for North American Properties’ Riverton team, said in the statement. “Patrick’s work demonstrated not only a strong connection to his community, but an obvious talent for design. We’re elated to present Patrick with a $1,000 scholarship to help him continue to pursue his passion at college next year.”
Patrick presented his creation to Mayor Kennedy O’Brien and the Borough Council on March 25.
“We are very proud of you,” O’Brien told Patrick and his family, according to the statement. “It’s a great design, and it makes us all proud.”