Arlington, VA

Washington-Liberty High School is set to open to students next week, and with the new name come two new logos for the school and the rebranding for an old logo.

One logo — a profile of George Washington outlined against the Liberty Bell — was designed by students and painted to welcome students to the rebranded school, which was formerly named Washington-Lee. The image is similar to the older logo for the school but removes the profile of its former namesake, Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

“There are three logos being used,” Frank Bellavia, spokesman for Arlington Public Schools, said in an email to ARLnow. “The one in the tweet is one and was created by a student.”

The school website uses another logo: a coat of arms with the first president and the big bell emblazoned on a shield. Bellavia said this logo was designed by the Principal’s Student Advisory Board and the Student Athletic Council.

Both logos include a smaller version of the classic W-L overlay, which will continue to be used as another school logo.

Photo 1 via @wl_arts/Twitter, photo 2, 3 via APS

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