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Year in Review — No. 3: Religious Symbol in Messwood Logo Prompts Parent Complaint and Removal

Join us as we take a trip down memory lane and look at the top 10 Shorewood stories of 2012.

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

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