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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College senior Shelby Lawrence of Eatonton, Ga., won first place in a competition to design the new logo for the Towns County Conventions and Visitors Bureau (TCCVB). Lawrence presented her winning design at the Towns County Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Lawrence’s logo depicts a purple sunset within the shape of Towns County. Three bears sit above the Towns County outline.

“I had a lot of fun creating this work,” said Lawrence. “I feel it truly showcases the beauty of the land around us here. I’m so proud that people love it as much as I do, and I can’t wait to see where it’s featured.”

Students in a branding class offered by YHC were asked to work alongside the Towns County Conventions and Visitors Bureau on a new logo to represent the communities of Young Harris and Hiawassee, Ga. The TCCVB committee members reviewed the 46 logos entered into the competition and selected Lawrence’s as their favorite. YHC’s Director of Conference and Event Services Hayley Burch, who serves on the TCCVB board, oversaw the process.

“It is very encouraging to see so much talent in our young people. The country has a bright future,” said Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw. “Towns County is very fortunate to have Young Harris College, which affords us the opportunity to benefit from the talent of those young people.”

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has three academic divisions: Arts and Humanities, Professional Studies, and Mathematics, Science and Technology, with more than 1,400 students enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga. has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, residence facilities and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit