Forrest Center Students Win SkillsUSA Maryland State Championship

LEONARDTOWN, Md. (Dec. 5, 2008) - Two graphic communications students from the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center earned medals in the 2009 SkillsUSA Maryland State Pin Design Competition.

Tiffany Rose won first place and a gold medal, while Melanie Dyson won third place and a bronze medal. Tiffany's first place pin design will be produced by the SkillsUSA Supply Service in a limited quantity for the 2009 conference.

Tiffany is now qualified to travel to Kansas City, MO, to represent Maryland in the SkillsUSA National Pin Design Contest at the National Skills and Leadership Conference in June 2009, along with her advisor, Mrs. Kimberly Clements, graphic communications instructor at the Forrest Center.

The graphic communications program was the first program in Maryland to be nationally accredited through the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation PrintED® program. In this two-year program, students are introduced to the graphic arts and printing industries, studying graphic design and digital layout, typography, digital photography, and production planning.

Students who complete the graphic communications program may receive up to nine college credits from the College of Southern Maryland.

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