Mural Depicts History of Judson
Student Content By Gabrielle Ponds
Judson Rockets are known for their massive
amount of school spirit when it comes to
sports. Recently, our baseball teams have re-
ceived extra affection from Mr. Marcus
design and Mr.
Jay Trees’ agri-
and their stu-
tons of effort in-
to a marvelous
past players, and
decorates the en-
trance of the Judson baseball field for every-
one to see.
Originally Mr. Trees’ idea, he was inspired to
begin this project when he saw a sports ban-
ner at another high school and wanted one
created for Judson.
“It’s pure Rocket pride,” Trees said.
After bringing a basic design to Vann, they
worked with each other to come up with a
concept. Mr. Vann recruited twelve of his stu-
dents to work on the design of the billboard.
“I though it would be good for the students,”
Vann said. “It is something they could be
The process involved sketches, collaboration,
and plenty of work with Photoshop. Mr. Vann
knew he had plenty of talented students that
could take this challenge, and turn it into
“I just knew they had it in them to bring it to
life,” Van said.
Two months later, that is exactly what they
Vann, his stu-
dents, and the
are now able to
thing came to-
sharing the fin-
ished project with Mr. Trees, the design was
sent to 1st Source Digital to be printed.
Within six hours, Mr. Trees’ class managed to
install the billboard by screwing it in and hav-
ing maintenance weld the frame that sits be-
“It’s a chance to show what students can do at
Judson High School,” Trees said.
School spirit isn’t just about hollering at a
baseball game; Judson has helped to prove
that. Now, thanks to Mr.Trees’ and Mr.Vann’s
classes, the campus is now adorned with a
billboard that honors our past, present, and
future baseball players.
Mural at Judson HS Baseball Field: The brainchild of Jay Trees and created by Marcus
Vann, both JHS teachers