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Young artists from North Marion High School are drawing up plans for Hubbard's future.
Plans for Hubbard's future flag that is.
A dozen students from the high school's chapter of the National Art Honor Society were recruited by Hubbard Police officer Glen Bentley earlier this year to produce concepts for a flag for the city.
To design the flag NAHS students brainstormed together, looking at examples of flags from other cities in Oregon as well as the Hubbard Police Department's shoulder patch for inspiration.
Sophomores Gabriella Luna and Isabella Mon presented the students' concepts to the Hubbard City Council June 12.
"It was really cool seeing other people's ideas come together; we had similar ideas of what Hubbard is," Luna said.
"We discussed what we felt when we thought about Hubbard, and then we kind of all went our own ways and developed our own image of the flag through rough sketches," Mon said.
The students incorporated symbols like hops flowers and the Hubbard water tower that they felt evoked the spirit of the town. The designs they created were then rendered digitally by junior students Oscar Zurita and Desiree Synnott.
NAHS adviser and art teacher Sara Bailey said the project provided the students the experience of creating commissioned work, and considering how a larger audience will respond to their work.
"It was a cool challenge to watch them say like, how do we take our styles and find that design compromise," Bailey said. "That's a big push as an artist, having your own style and voice but also being able to meet the needs of your audience."
The Hubbard City Council will review the flags and continue the design process with the NAHS art students over the summer.