Staff Report

Graduating senior Mateo del Solar at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School has won a student logo design contest sponsored by the Rona Barrett Foundation.

His entry will be used to promote the foundation’s major fundraiser, Woodstock: 50th Anniversary Celebration of Peace, Love & Music, which will be held Oct. 19.

“I thought it was so cool that the Rona Barrett Foundation reached out to high school kids for ideas,” Mateo said. “I’m honored that my submission was selected to represent the organization’s special event.”

As the winner, Mateo received an engraved award and a $500 gift card, which was donated by Union Bank’s Solvang branch.

The son of Humberto and Veronica del Solar, Mateo plans to attend Cal Poly and major in agricultural business. While a student at Santa Ynez Valley Union High, he was a member of the water polo and swim teams.

The Rona Barrett Foundation provides affordable housing and wellness programs and services for low-income seniors living at the Golden Inn & Village in Santa Ynez.

 “Our foundation is so excited about the Woodstock event this October,” said Rona Barrett, Founder and CEO of the Rona Barrett Foundation. “In 2018, we held a Big Band Ball, but this year, we wanted to celebrate the golden anniversary of Woodstock. So, we’re swapping black-tie for tie-dye.”