Liberty Grad Wins Year of Free Groceries from Fresh & Easy | Business
By Joshua Wikler
Communications Director, Liberty High School
When Eimi Marritt graduated from Liberty High School in June, she immediately began to focus on college, and expenses are always at the forefront of any freshman's mind.
Luckily, Marritt will not have to worry about paying for groceries for a while as the winner of a contest at the grocery chain Fresh & Easy. Marritt entered a graphic design in the company's "Design-A-Bag" contest where entrants were asked to come up with a colorful image to be placed on the reusable bags sold by the market.
"I was really surprised [when I found out that I won]," Marritt said in a Q&A on Fresh & Easy's website. "I'm going to the University of Nevada, Reno and didn't get any scholarships, so [what] I won from this contest will help me pay for food when I move into the dorms."
Her design was fun and fresh, showing dancing fruit in water. She learned her craft at Liberty High School as a student in art teacher Elicia Aslin's graphic design course.
"I took pictures of fruit that my mom bought at Fresh & Easy and then used Photoshop to create my design," Marritt said. "I took art classes and a graphic design class in high school. Art is one of my favorite hobbies. I like to draw, mostly with colored pencils."
More than 600 images were entered into the contest and more than 25,000 votes were cast online before Marritt was announced as the winner on August 15. Two other Las Vegans were finalists in the contest, but Marritt's design reigned supreme and will be on sale at Fresh & Easy stores in the fall.