Alan B. Shepard High School
Student Design: Strides of Cook County
1. How does the flag you designed represent who you are and what you care about?
The flag I designed shows the layout of Cook County and how everyone is connected somehow through it. I designed it this way because I think unity between people is very important in working together and building a better cook county.
2. Why did you decide to join the Flag 2021 competition?
I decided to join this competition because it’s doing something for Cook County. It helps everyone feel more united if they can have a flag they can recognize as their own.
3. What did you learn about Cook County that surprised you?
I learned many things about Cook County. When I first went into this project I knew basically nothing about cook county itself. After doing this project I learned how cook county works together and things cook county prides itself on.
4. Tell us a short story about your collaboration with your flag mentor/partner(s). (3-5 sentences)
When I did the collaboration I felt welcomed to share my own ideas and thoughts on how to combine my flag with someone else’s. Our meetings were quick and to the point which I liked. My mentor was very kind and so was my partner.