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Jay High Commercial Graphic Arts Academy Competes

Beneath The Sea’s Ocean Pals Poster Contest for Children is an environmental education-through-art program. Its purpose is to encourage young people to become aware of and share their concerns for the marine environment through poster art. Their messages will be brought to the widest possible audience to create a stronger commitment to protect the environment on which all life on this planet depends.


Jay High School’s Commercial Graphic Arts Academy has competed in the Ocean Pals Contest for over 12 years.   Each year Ocean Pals creates a new theme based on endangered species.  This year’s theme was “Turtles Turmoil”.  The art students at Jay High School competed in the contest and many won regional and national awards.  Sarah Geck 1st place Regional award and 3rd place National; Meghan Mayo 2nd place Regional award; Hannah Vaughn 3rd place Regional award; Garrett Wolfe HM Regional award; and Bryce cook Director Notice regional award and HM National award.


“We are very excited for their accomplishments and helping in the awareness of marine life endangerment across the globe,” commented Teresa Dobson, Art Educator at Jay High School.


The JHS Commercial Art Department has had a successful year implementing STEAM driven learning into the classroom.  The department has a new vinyl store where students create apparel, decals, tumbler designs, and many other customized materials can be created.  Students learn state of the art 2D and 3D design, including 3D printing.

Picture shown:  Left to right:  Garrett Wolfe, Bryce Cook, Sarah Geck, Hannah Vaughn, Meghan Mayo


Posted by on May 9 2017. Filed under Jay High, Local, News, Schools. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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