Graphics Art Student Earns Prestigious Award

Sat, 05/31/2008 - 2:15pm
By: The Citizen

You could say her talent runs in the family. Growing up around the printing and graphics industry, it is no wonder that Victoria Gunnin has won one of the state’s top graphic communications awards

Gunnin, a senior at Sandy Creek High, is the second place winner in the 2008 SkillsUSA Georgia Graphic Communications Championship held April 26 at Heidelberg, USA in Kennesaw. Her father, Victor, is the owner of Gunnin Graphics in Tyrone.

The labor-intensive competition lasted about five hours and required participants to demonstrate their working knowledge of design and printing from pre-press/digital workflow to offset operations and finishing. Contestants also had to complete a written test and oral assessment.

As the second place winner, Gunnin received a $750 scholarship given by the Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG). She plans to attend Georgia Southern University in the fall.

SkillsUSA Georgia is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure the state has a skilled workforce. The organization is for students enrolled in trade and industrial, technical, health science technology and service occupations training programs in Georgia’s secondary schools. SkillsUSA provides training in both leadership and job skills, incorporating what is learned in the classroom into participation in over 65 competitions.

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