As the year winds down, we'll all surely look back at what we've done in 2012. Here at Shorewood Patch, we're doing the same thing with a list of the top 10 local stories of the year.
Join us as we take a trip down memory lane. The top stories were chosen based on page views in addition to the impact they had on the community.
No. 3 — Religious Symbol in Messwood Logo Prompts Parent Complaint and Removal
The Messwood football team played a first-round playoff game with a new helmet decal after Shorewood school officials asked its team logo be removed from helmets because it violated the separation of church and state.
Messmer, a private, Roman Catholic high school and Shorewood High School, a publicly funded school, joined forces in 2000 and formed a co-op.
Last year, students in a graphic design class designed the new logo last — a greyhound and a bishop’s hat with a religious cross.
After a parent saw a story about the design of the logo in the high school’s student newspaper Shorewood Ripples on Oct. 3, she voiced her concern to school officials.
Read the full story here