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Student Awards

RAISE Foundation sponsors several annual competitions for area High School and College students. Here are this year's winners.


2017 SkillsUSA National Competition Winners

Congratulations to Jose Saavedra (pictured) from East L.A. Occupational Center for winning the Gold Medal in Pin Design, and Daniel Long from Riverside Community College for winning the Bronze Medal in Graphic Communications in the SkillsUSA National Competition!

Jose Saavedra

We received the following heartfelt note of thanks:
"PIASC's Education Committee, thank you for making my dream possible. For the last two years my number one goal has been of course to obtain every certification in the field of graphic design offered through E L A Occupation Center, after winning 1st place in the State wide with my pin design, I went on to compete in Nationals, Louisville KY SkillsUSA CHAMPIONSHIPS, with my pin design and brought home Gold, all of which was made possible by PIASC RAISE Foundation, in winning the competition with my bookmark. Words are not enough to express my gratitude for all your support and generosity, I hope to one day stop by your office and tell you all about my career and how it is going.
Thank you, Fondly,
José Saavedra"

2017 SkillsUSA State Competition Winners

Congratulations to all graphic arts students that participated in this year's recent Skills USA State Competition!

The following schools won Medals in the 2017 competition:

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Eagle Rock High School
Charlie Stein Gold – Gold Medal
Marisa Escalante – Silver Medal
Chris Grepo – Bronze Medal

East Los Angeles Occupational Center
Jose Saavedra – Gold Medal
Mark Lopez – Silver Medal

Riverside City College
Dustin Balugay – Gold Medal
Daniel Long – Gold Medal
Kristina LoVerso – Gold Medal
Megan Moore – Gold Medal
Lillyus Johnson – Silver Medal
Phoebe Vu – Silver Medal
Gabriela Diaz – Bronze Medal

South Pasadena High School
Liz Osy – Gold Medal
Michelle Han – Silver Medal
Truman Lesak – Bronze Medal

Click here to check out photos of South Pasadena competing in the Skills USA State Competition.

2017 High School Coloring Book Design Competition

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2017 High School T-Shirt Design Competition

High School Winning designs

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2017 Packaging Design Competition

High School Winning designs

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College Winning designs

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2017 College Bookmark Design Competition

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To see winning bookmarks from previous years, please visit the Literacy Campaign page. For more information contact Lou Caron, 323.728.9500, Ext. 274.

For a list of all Honorable Mentions in all competitions click here.

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