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Recognition Wall Unveiled by Foundation

                                                                                                                                    April 24, 2012

PRESS RELEASE –    Recognition Wall Unveiled by Foundation

The Mariemont School Foundation recently unveiled a new Donor Recognition Wall located at the High School near the auditorium entrance. This Wall provides a unique space to publically recognize the donors who have made significant cumulative contributions to The Mariemont School Foundation since 2009.  Designed by Mariemont resident and school alumnus Peter White of White Design Studio, The Recognition Wall features clean lines and a modern style that utilizes repeating geometric shapes patterned off the architectural design of the school. Interlocking diamonds highlight photographs of students with plaques delineating the giving level of each donor.

The Wall anchors the space between the auditorium entrance and the Spirit Walkway, another Foundation initiative that features personalized brick pavers honoring graduates, teachers, coaches and other supporters of the Mariemont schools. Students have come to appreciate the wall’s built-in bench since it creates a comfortable place to meet friends or parents near the school entrance. The Foundation Trustees are grateful to Peter White for his work in bringing this wall to completion, from design to construction and installation. Trustee Wendy McCracken was especially thankful to have The Wall completed during her tenure as Foundation President. She states, “We have wanted to publicly honor our key donors for many years.  After all, it is the donors who allow the Foundation to do its important work enhancing the experience our students have at the Mariemont Schools. Peter’s design is striking as well as functional and is a fitting tribute to our generous supporters.”

For a unique “tour” of the new Recognition Wall at Mariemont High School, visit the link below from the White Design Studio in Mariemont.

The Mariemont School Foundation funds initiatives that help the Mariemont School District preserve, enhance and sustain educational excellence in our communities. The Foundation helps fund the gap between what the School District can afford with public funding and what it needs to sustain a tradition of outstanding educational opportunities for students. The organization supports a broad range of needs within the School District, including academic programs, athletics, fine arts, extracurricular activities, facilities and technology initiatives. Find out more about The Foundation at   The email address is

Featured in the photograph are the individuals who worked closely on this project, including Christy Kauffmann, Wendy McCracken, David Faulk, MHS Principal Dr. James Renner and designer Peter White.



New Look and New Address for The Mariemont Warrior

April 30, 2012 Mariemont City Schools


New Look and New Address for The Mariemont Warrior


The strong, determined Warrior has long been the mascot for Mariemont City School Athletics. While the Warrior concept has been a constant, the actual image has not. A wide variety of drawn images, clip art and generic renditions have been used throughout the years.

Mariemont City Schools is proud to unveil a newly adopted brand image for the Mariemont Warrior ‐a progressive, distinctive icon that will represent the forward and focused dedication of their student athletes. An image that is uniquely Mariemont’s.

The Mariemont Board of Education unanimously adopted the new Warrior brand at their April 24 meeting where Mariemont High School students modeled samples of the new look.

“There’s a strong sense of pride and community in Mariemont City Schools. We are excited to rally around this distinctive and iconic image,” commented Paul Imhoff, Superintendent of Schools. “With this adoption, we celebrate the history of the Mariemont Warrior and carry an exciting, consistent vision into the future.”

Along with custom logotype (typeface), the new brand was the collaboration of resident talent and dedication. “The District would like to especially recognize the efforts of Candace and Bren Fries, Doug Worple and Barefoot Proximity, and Tom Gilmore,” commented Mariemont Board of Education member Dee Walter. “We are so fortunate to have the resources of such talented and generous people in our communities.”

The 2012 Warrior will grace athletic uniforms, helmets, bags and warms ups, along with banners, murals and the new gym floor at Mariemont Junior High School –opening in September 2012. Mariemont Warrior High School and Junior High Spirit Wear will feature the new image and logotype. The featured school colors will remain the traditional deep royal blue and golden yellow, and a “vintage” Warrior look will also be included in the brand package for special usage to honor district history.

The Mariemont Athletic Boosters, in conjunction with the Athletic Department, will maintain the guidelines and approval for the use of the service‐marked Mariemont Warrior. Plans for a full‐out launch of Warrior sportswear featuring the new logo will include the convenience of online purchasing and will begin late summer. For further information on the new Warrior image, contact Mariemont Athletic Director Tom Nerl at 272‐7600 or

The Warrior will also be gaining further recognition as the District changes the name of the lane where Mariemont High School is located. While the lane actually veers off the main Pocahontas Ave, it had maintained the Pocahontas name. As of June 1, Mariemont High School and the newly relocated Board of Education office (at back of MHS) will be residents of Warrior Way: Mariemont High School ‐ 1 Warrior Way, Mariemont Board of Education ‐ 2 Warrior Way.