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Tall Order for ROP Design Students

Hesperia Unified School District

What could be more exciting for a young graphic designer than to have his or her work published? How about winning a scholarship in addition to having your work published? ROP Website Design and ROP Digital Design students at Oak Hills High School in Hesperia competed for the opportunity and to take part in a historic event.

The World’s Tallest Thermometer was completed in 1991 and first illuminated Baker, California on October 9, 1992. After transferring ownership and falling into disrepair, the landmark will once again be visible to motorists on Interstate 15.

As part of the Big Fix 2014 event held on Oct. 11, local students were invited to take part in a poster design contest. Each student’s entry included a report on the history of the thermometer. The winning logo and poster was used in promoting the unveiling of the renovations and re-lighting of the thermometer. The winner also received a $250 scholarship award.

Oak Hills senior Sierra Rischmann of Ms. Glick’s ROP Digital Design class, was selected as the winner from among 75 entries. Her design can be found on the thermometer website and was used in marketing materials for the re-lighting held July 10, as well as the grand re-opening event on Oct. 11.

To view the student’s work online and to learn more about the history and future of the World’s Tallest Thermometer visit,