MHS Students Design Ohio K9 Memorial T-Shirt

MHS Students Design Ohio K9 Memorial T-Shirt

Students in Mason High School visual arts teacher Aaron Roberts' Design Studio Internship create artwork for real-life clients who need design assistance.  MHS interns recently created a shirt graphic in support of the Ohio K9 Memorial as part of their client projects.


“We love getting our students involved with high-quality, real-life learning opportunities every day in the Design Studio. It's important for our students to learn how to communicate effectively with real clients so they can be better designers - or be better at any job in our interconnected world,” shared Roberts.


Amelia Patrolman Craig Heintzelman visited the class with his K9, Gator, to present t-shirts to the MHS students who worked on the graphic - including seniors Owen Tidd, Cassie Dawes and Claudia Rieth.


The t-shirts bearing Gator’s likeness are a tribute to the four-legged “guardians of the night," and are being sold for $15. The money raised will go to the Ohio Police K9 Memorial, which will honor 300 retired and deceased police K9s. Along with the t-shirts being sold, bricks with a police canine’s name are being sold for $30. The goal is to raise $40,000 to pay for the statue, bricks, flag poles and supplies needed to build the memorial, which will be built by volunteers.


Interested in purchasing an Ohio K9 Memorial T-Shirt? Please contact the Ohio Police K9 Memorial organization at

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