New logo for district alternative school in Maple Ridge

January 17, 2024

By Colleen Flanagan, The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows News

A pair of salmon are front and centre in a new logo design for SD42’s Alternative Secondary School.

The logo, created by a current and former student of the program, was unveiled at the last school board meeting, although it has already replaced the old logo since June of 2023.

Student S. Quiceno, who prefers only their initial be used in their first name, came up with the new design for the logo, which replaced a phoenix logo that was around for about seven years – a design, administrators at the school felt was out of touch with the student population.

The new logo features a male salmon on the left and a female salmon on the right facing downwards in a circle. They are drawn in the Coast Salish style. At the top, their tails outline the symbol for the Metis Nation – an infinity symbol that represents the mixing of two cultures, European and First Nations, to create another – and their heads face two feathers. In the middle of the circle they form are seven fish eggs. And if you look closely at the male salmon, he is designed with mountains, a stream, and clouds on his body.

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