The Education Foundation is pleased to announce that Olivia Underwood, a Middleton High School senior, is the winner of the Yard Sign Design Contest.

All Middleton High School and Clark Street Community School students were invited to submit a design for the yard signs, which the Education Foundation is funding for the second year for seniors at both schools in honor of graduation.

“We’re happy to fund the purchase of yard signs for the class of 2021,” said Amber Kiggens-Leifheit, executive director, Education Foundation. “It’s been such a tough year for all students, but especially for seniors. We’re honored to show our support for MHS and CSCS seniors, and we wish them all the best as they graduate.”

For Underwood, who is an entrepreneur as well as a student, the contest was an opportunity to showcase her design skills and her appreciation for MHS. 

“My future plans after graduating from Middleton High School are to attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where I will be double majoring in advertising and marketing,” Underwood said. “Being a student at MHS has opened my eyes to a career in digital media and inspired me to open my own small digital communication business located in Middleton, The Social Space. I am incredibly blessed to have received such a well-rounded education at MHS, a place where I met friends for life and grew as a person. I appreciate all the opportunities I have been given these past four years. Go Cardinals!” 

The Education Foundation will work with MHS and CSCS staff to distribute the signs to seniors, and Underwood’s design will soon appear in graduates’ yards and windows throughout the community.