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California student earns second place in graphic design competition

on Wednesday,May 25,2011 22:05

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The PIASC/RAISE, an education foundation of the Printing Industries Association of South California, hosted its annual academic and technical competition in Los Angles on May 19. Ilse Colmenares, a senior from South Pasadena, achieved second place in the competition, which quizzed students on graphic design terms, according to the Tiger Newspaper.

This is the 16th annual contest, and the questions are delivered to students in a Jeopardy-style format. For winning second place, Colmenares will receive a $700 scholarship and her graphic design teacher, Ms. Sandra Matson-Fennell, will receive a $500 grant, according to the news source.

Students who are interested in graphic design may have a good chance of jump starting their career and obtaining a job after they graduate from their programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for professionals in this field is expected to increase by 13 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is right on par with the average rate for all occupations. 

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