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LCHS takes six of top 10 spots in state design contest

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:44 pm

Lincoln County High School students pausing for a photo with their winning designs are (from left) Presley Thornton, Samual Rogers, Trinity Jeffries, Braden Simms, Emily Walker and Brian Alford.

Students in Brandi Barnes’ Business Communications class at Lincoln County High School recently took six of the top 10 spots in a statewide graphic design contest sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education and the Division of College, Career and Technical Education.

Students used Adobe Photoshop to design a program cover for the 2017 Institute for CTE Educators, a week-long conference that will be held at the Music City Center in Nashville this summer. The conference will be attended by Career and Technical Educators from across Tennessee.

This year’s theme for the institute is The Career Ready Student. Tennessee high school students in grades 9-12 were given the opportunity to submit a design for the institute program cover.

The winning designer was awarded a $1,000 scholarship to a Tennessee public postsecondary school and will have his or her design featured on the cover of the program.

While LCHS did not take the top prize, LCHS students did take second and third places in the contest. LCHS juniors Emily Walker and Braden Simms placed second and third, respectively. Emily will receive a $500 scholarship, and Braden will receive a $250 scholarship. Their designs will be featured on the inside front cover of the program.

In addition, four other LCHS students placed in the top 10, Presley Thornton, Samual Rogers, Trinity Jeffries and Brian Alford.

Mrs. Barnes’ class has participated in the contest for the past three years, and this is the second year LCHS has had students place in the contest and receive scholarships. However, never before have so many placed in the top 10.