Chemawa student redesigns county sheriff's uniform patch

Stormy Defender, a student at Chemawa Indian School in Oregon, won a contest to redesign a uniform patch for the Marion County Sheriff's Department.

Defender, 15, is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Her design features a red headdress and an arrowhead and ax -- the symbols of the school -- along with tepees forming the seven-point star of the sheriff's office.

"Ever since I was small, I've drawn a lot," Stormy told The Salem Statesman Journal.

The patch will be worn by the deputies who work at the school. The county has a five-year contract with the school.

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