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image by Masao Okazaki, 2 July 2019
The flag has its roots in a similar trip. “In 2009, the sixth-grade class
visited the Statehouse and they noticed there wasn’t a flag for Northfield,”
recalled Principal Thomas King. Those students helped to change that. After the
trip, teacher Jay Loubris invited former Selectboard member Kathleen Wright to
speak to the sixth-graders, and she challenged them each to come up with a
design for the town’s flag.
“They were all so good, we couldn’t pick just one,” said King. So, they brought in artists Linda Jacque and Barbara Lamoine, and Jacque’s son, Cam Gribko, and they incorporated elements of several flags into one design. That flag, and a similar town seal, were adopted by voters at the 2013 annual town meeting.
Masao Okazaki, 2 July 2019