Local Students Consider New Minnesota State Flag Designs
The Minnesota State Emblems Redesign Commission announced its three finalists for the Minnesota state flag Tuesday evening. CCX News stopped by Elm Creek Elementary in Maple Grove to hear what the school’s kindergarteners thought of the redesign.
The commission shared its three final flags: F944, F2100 and F1953. The Minnesota Historical Society said in a release that in the next step, graphic designers will create mockups of the design based on the commission’s modification.
CCX talked one-on-one with several students who noticed similarities between the designs. Specifically, they noted their use of blue and stars.
Aubrielle, one kindergartener, pointed at F944– also known as “Mirror of the Sky.”
“That kind of looks like the sky when it is night time,” she said.
Aubrielle said she loves to look at the sky from the window at home, and the stars stuck with her.
If she was designing her own flag, Aubrielle said she “would put lots of stars on it.”
Her classmate Kassidy spotted the similarities between F2100 and F1953. Both flags use green, blue and a white north star.
She also noted the differences between F944 and the other two designs.
“It is completely different,” she said. “Even the star. It’s like a shining star, a golden star.”
Classroom Evaluates Minnesota State Flag Redesign
CCX also talked to a class full of kindergarteners for a more chaotic approach.
The class pointed out what reminded them of Minnesota in each design.. One student thought F2100, with its use of blue and green, reminded her of grassy hills.
Other kids said the blue in each design reminded them of the sky and the lake. They talked about time spent on Minnesota lakes, ice and snow in the winter and fireflies in the summer time.
Each individual student voted for their favorite flag. F944 had overwhelming support from the kids.
The Minnesota State Emblems Redesign Commission meets next on Friday, Dec. 15.