Shelburne Town Council gave recognition to a young local student for her contributions in helping design the town’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s logo.
During their meeting on Monday (May 9), Shelburne Town Council presented Kacineil Powell, a grade six student from Centennial Hylands, with a certificate of appreciation for her design of the DEI Committee’s logo.
“You did a fantastic job on the logo, and I was very proud to work alongside you to do the finishing touches,” said Coun. Kyle Fegan following the virtual certificate presentation.
The Shelburne Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee organized a contest to help with the creation of their official logo. After attending a school assembly, where she learned about the contest, Kacineil said she spent a week creating the logo that would end up winning.
“I think it was very cool because it was really fun to make at school and everyone in my class was happy when I won – it made me feel really good,” Kacineil tells the Free Press.
The Shelburne DEI logo depicts a community of people from different cultures, religions, and races as well as physical abilities and sexual orientation all holding hands.
Kacineil said the logo explains what it’s like to have diversity, equity and inclusion.
In virtual attendance with Kacineil to receive the certificate of appreciation was her mother Karen Powell.
“She just moved here from Brampton, not even a year now…to see her come and fit in, to go out and do this, I am extremely proud,” said Karen.
Kacineil told the Free Press she hopes that everyone is happy with the logo and feels included.
Paula Brown, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Shelburne Free Press