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Digital Design "Dynamic Duo" Casey LaBar and Hayley Mant Win National Design Awards

Derek Diaz, Casey LaBar, Hayley Mant, Madeline Lennon
Derek Diaz, Casey LaBar, Hayley Mant, Madeline Lennon

Hayley Mant and Casey LaBar, standouts in the Digital Design & Advertising Program at the Career and Technical Education Center won first & second place in the 2017 “Ocean Pals” National Poster Contest. This year’s Computer Graphic Poster Contest theme was Turtle Turmoil. The contest goals are to encourage young people to become aware of and share their concerns for the marine environment through their poster art. These messages are conveyed to the widest possible audience to create a stronger commitment to protect the environment on which all life on this planet depends.  Their posters were on display at the Beneath The Sea Exposition at the Meadowlands Convention Center in New Jersey in March.

These two talented artists and good friends will graduate in June from Valley Central High School. They have won several art & design contests while attending the Digital Design and Advertising class taught by Madeline Lennon and Derek Diaz.

They also  have exciting plans to continue their education in the design field. Casey has been awarded a four-year scholarship to attend Savannah College of Art and Design to pursue an advanced degree in illustration and conceptual design.  Hayley will attend SUNY Fredonia for two years and then transfer to Savannah College of Art and Design to become an illustrator.