By Anne Marie Amacher
“We Grow” “In Scott County” “Catholic Schools.” Those phrases are on posters with whole body cutouts of students in honor of Catholic Schools Week.
Andy Craig, president of Assumption High School, and Eric Leuth of maintenance at Assumption drove throughout Davenport and Bettendorf on Jan. 28 placing three cutouts per site in front of or near Scott County Catholic schools of Lourdes in Bettendorf and All Saints, Assumption High School, John F. Kennedy and St. Paul the Apostle in Davenport. They also placed signs along West Locust Street, Jersey Ridge Road, 53rd Street and Eastern Avenue in Davenport and Eastern Avenue and Utica Ridge Road in Bettendorf.
Craig said the Scott County K-12 marketing committee came up with the idea. “This is one of our less expensive adventures and I think it’s the coolest idea we’ve done.”
Liz King, communications coordinator for Assumption, took photos of students holding blank posters at all five Catholic schools. The students were chosen at random by the principals for the marketing campaign.
From there, the project was turned over to Victory Enterprise in Davenport which blew up the photos, added the wording and printed the cutouts, which are close to life size or larger.
Funds for this project were paid for from the marketing committee’s share of Embracing Our Future campaign. That campaign raises money for tuition assistance, teacher retirement, health insurance assistance and marketing.
The signs will remain in place through at least the end of Catholic Schools Week, Craig said.