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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.


2016 SkillsUSA National Competition Winners

Congratulations to Manuela Villalobos from East Los Angeles Occupational Center for winning the Gold Medal in T-shirt Design in the SkillsUSA National Competition!
Her instructor writes:
" Thank you PIASC's Education Committee for making her dream possible!
-Irene Saavedra"

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 photos of South Pasadena competing in the Skills USA State Competition.

2016 High School Comic Book Design Competition

Click here to view the Honorable Mentions.

2016 Packaging Design Competition

High School Winning designs

Click here to view the Honorable Mentions.

College Winning designs


To view a gallery of the College entries that won Honorable Mentions, click here.

2016 College Bookmark Design Competition

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


Click here to view the Honorable Mentions.

To see winning bookmarks from previous years, please visit the Literacy Campaign page. For more information contact Ara Izquierdo.

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