2016 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 2016 competition:

Abram Friedman Occupational Center
Karina Tench Gold - Job Skills Demonstration (College), Bronze - Graphics Imaging: Sublimation (College)

Eagle Rock High School
Edrene Montanez Gold - Graphics Imaging: Sublimation (College)
Charlie Stein Gold - Graphics Imaging: Sublimation (H.S.)
Mario Nunez Bronze - Screen Printing Technology (H.S.)

East Los Angeles Occupational Center
Manuela Villalobos Gold - T-Shirt Design (College)

Garfield High School
Anthony Viramontes Bronze - Graphic Imaging: Sublimation (H.S.)

Riverside City College
Kristina LoVerso Gold - Graphic Communications (College)
Emily Riddell Gold - Advertising Design (College)
Roza Keshvari Silver - Advertising Design (College)
Megan Moore Silver - Graphics Imaging: Sublimation (College)

Slawson Occupational Center
Jose Saavedra Silver - Pin Design (College)

South Pasadena High School
Michelle Han Gold - Screen Printing Technology (H.S.)

Woodrow Wilson High School
Aldaire Mendez Silver - Graphics Imaging: Sublimation (H.S.)

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

2016 High School Comic Book Design Competition

The First Place winners of the 2016 High School Comic Book Competition are Ranzel Navarro, Ashley Soo Hoo, and Jillian Gamboa from El Camino Real Charter High School.

Second Place went to Dutch Clark from South Pasadena H.S., Third Place to Brittany Ochoa of Pioneer H.S.

2016 High School Packaging Design Competition

First Place winner of the 2016 High School Packaging Competition is Jillian Gamboa from El Camino Real Charter High School.

Second Place went to Kyle Dang from El Camino Real Charter H.S., Third Place to Micha Reglos and Mico Reglos of Garfield H.S.

2016 College Packaging Design Competition


First Place winner of the 2016 College Packaging Design competition is Manuela Villalobos, of East L.A. Occupational Center.

Second place went to Jose Saavedra of Slawson Occupational Center, and Third Place to Roza Keshvari of Riverside City College.

2016 College Bookmark Design Competition

The First Place winner of the College Bookmark Design competition is Jose Saavedra, of Slawson Occupational Center.


Second Place for College Bookmark Design went to Manuela Villalobos, of East LA Occupational Center, and Third Place went to Joe Huerta of Abram Friedman Occupational Center.

For more information contact Ara Izquierdo.


Competition Photo Albums
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2007 Educator of the Year/Jack Simich Award


Steven G. Lindberg of Hart High School received the 2007 Jack Simich Award by Susan Kinney, PIASC Education Chair and Bill Guerra, PIASC Chairman. Click here for press release.

Past Educator of the Year Winners Include:
2007 - Steve Lindberg
2006 - Ralph Beas
2004 - Dr. Harvey Levenson
2003 - Dr. Ethan Lipton, Dr. Benjamin Lee
2002 - Dennis Howey, Dave McCormac
2001 - Artie W. Lindauer
2000 - Frederick S. Gershbein
1998 - John Santos
1996 - Jay Williams
1994 - Fr. Nicholas J. Reina
1993 - Ellen Abraham, Mary Tsotsis, Mark Hall
1992 - Philip J. Crispi