Rebecca Angelou Wins SkillsUSA Advertising Design Competition

Rebecca Angelou Wins SkillsUSA Advertising Design Competition

Islip High School student Rebecca Angelou, who is enrolled in the art, design and visual communications program at Eastern Suffolk BOCES Eastern Long Island Academy of Applied Technology, received a gold medal for her first place win in the New York State SkillsUSA advertising design competition, held recently in Syracuse.

The competition consisted of a written exam, assessing general knowledge of advertising design, and a skills performance portion. Participants had to design an existing advertisement and develop a new creative design. To win, Angelou was required to demonstrate her mechanical skills on the computer, understanding of advertising design industry terminology and concepts, and demonstrate a professional presentation and technical execution of the comprehension within a specified amount of time.

Angelou will be attending the SkillsUSA National Skills & Leadership Conference in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of June, competing against students from across the United States.