Fight over new logo continues in Osceola County

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — The fight over the new county logo continued in Osceola County on Tuesday.

The county was trying to update the old logo to make it sleeker and more diverse.

Meanwhile, some residents said they want a new one, because the current kaleidoscope design is bland and stands for nothing.

Residents Channel 9 spoke with said they don’t mind the change they would just prefer a logo that reflects the county’s history.

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Another complaint from residents was that they didn’t have a voice in the final decision.

During Tuesday night’s school board meeting, board member Jon Arguello requested that students send their logo ideas to him.

Read: School board member launching contest for students to design new Osceola County logo

“I know our precious resources are our students, and I think they have the talent to do the logo better than this one,” Arguello said.

Arguello will show the designs to the community and have a small board vote on the winner, then present it to the county.

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Arguello has previously said he would award a $500 scholarship to a student who could design another logo, which he hopes will replace the new one recently adopted by county commissioners.

On Monday, some residents protested inside and outside the county commissioner meeting.

“It doesn’t represent who we are and what the future holds for this county. Whoever did it, they threw it at us and shoved it down our throats,” said Sergio Ortiz, who opposed the new logo.

The county does not have to take the students’ designs into consideration

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At Tuesday’s school board meeting, Arguello said he understands the new logo may not be changed, but this will bring the community together.

The new logo is already in use by Osceola County.

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Shannon Butler

Shannon Butler, WFTV.com

Shannon joined the Eyewitness News team in 2013.