Colorado Native Wins Grand Prize for High School in Israel’s Logo Design Contest


DENVER, CO: April 5, 2022 — With 35 high-quality submissions for Alexander Muss High School in Israel’s (Muss) 50th Anniversary Icon Design Competition and over 240 votes for People’s Choice winner, the competition was fierce, with graphic designers from around the world submitting their best efforts. After narrowing it down to five finalists, Evergreen, CO native Laurie Romberg took home the competition’s $1,000 grand prize.


Laurie Romberg's 50th Anniversary AMHSI Logo


As Jewish National Fund-USA’s (JNF-USA) flagship study abroad in Israel experience, Muss provides a variety of life-changing programs for Jewish teens, from summers programs to full semesters in Israel that expertly balance a modern high school curriculum and college-prep courses with experiential learning that teaches Jewish history using the land of Israel as a living and breathing classroom.


A graphic designer with over 20 years of experience, Romberg was inspired by the current Muss designs and descriptions. “They told a story of young people from around the world coming together, creating community around their shared heritage and faith,” she said. “The relationships forged during these formative years are strong as is the impact of academic excellence. This school allows students to discover the many dimensions of what it is to be Jewish.”


In honor of its 50th anniversary, Muss is also launching a fundraising campaign for a $10 million endowment fund, safeguarding the institutional belief that the life-changing experience of studying in Israel should be available to beyond those who can afford full tuition. The endowment fund will ensure that more Jewish teens can experience life-changing experiences in Israel for years to come.


Click here to see the designs from all five finalists.


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About Jewish National Fund-USA

JNF-USA is the leading philanthropic organization for Israel that supports critical environmental and nation building activities in Israel’s north and south. Through its One Billion Dollar Roadmap for the Next Decade, JNF-USA is developing new communities in the Galilee and Negev, connecting the next generation to Israel, and creating infrastructure and programs that support ecology, individuals with special needs, and heritage site preservation.