The new chain link fence decoration was donated by the Kingsland Athletics Booster Club just in time for homecoming. Doing the installation are students, from left, Broc Fiegel (foreman), Devin Daniel (project manager), and Taylor Sanford and Shelby Larimer (laborers).  SUBMITTED PHOTO
The new chain link fence decoration was donated by the Kingsland Athletics Booster Club just in time for homecoming. Doing the installation are students, from left, Broc Fiegel (foreman), Devin Daniel (project manager), and Taylor Sanford and Shelby Larimer (laborers). SUBMITTED PHOTO
Kingsland pride is showing up all over the local school - and now outside as a new sign fills a portion of the chain link fence around the football field.

Four seniors constructed the new sign from a design by their art teacher with funds from the Kingsland Athletic Booster Club. The new design hanging tile by tile is visible from North Section Avenue behind the scoreboard.

"It comes from a company - it's just like when we used to use red Solo cups to fill the fences and make signs," said Kingsland High School art teacher Linda Wangsness.

She had seen the fence signs first at Cresco, which had "Cresco Crestwood Cadets" down their chain link fence, and she did some research, finding a place that sells them. The Kingsland Athletic Booster Club (KABC) bought the sign.

The reason it has blue in it is because that's the closest the booster club could find to the seniors' class color, which is cyan blue.

Seniors Devin Daniel, Broc Fiegel, Taylor Sanford and Shelby Larimer were privileged to figure out how to lay out the tiles and place them in the fence. Daniel and Fiegel worked as the "foremen," giving directions and placing the outlines, and Larimer and Sanford gladly served as the laborers who filled in the outlined "Knights" word and the well-polished knight that accompanies it.

"It took about three days to complete this. The boys were working hard planning it out, and the girls were working to put the tiles in," said Wangsness. "The tiles are movable, they're clipped in, and we got the sign up just before homecoming week. We hope that people like it and respect it."

Wangsness remarked that she witnessed cooperation and teamwork while leaving the students to create the shiny sign. "The kids are so proud of themselves. It was only the four of them - I let them take charge, and it came out really nice. Everybody who's seen it has liked it, and that makes the kids feel so proud. They're all seniors, so they had a good time doing something for their school."

The art instructor hinted at, but didn't confirm, plans to graph out more Kingsland pride on the chain links, reiterating her continued dedication to bringing color to the elementary and high school building, inside and out.