Magazine article Techniques

Illinois

Magazine article Techniques

Illinois

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The printing technology program at Mattoon High School in Mattoon, Ill., has been recognized with the 2003 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence. The award was presented to the school for its exemplary demonstration of instructional leadership, professionalism, use of innovative teaching techniques and promotion of the graphic communication industry.

Mattoon's program, which has achieved PrintEd accreditation from the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation, enrolls between 80 and 100 juniors and seniors in its Graphic Arts I course. Graphic Arts II is an honors-level course with rigorous requirements. Dr. Philip D. Age, assistant professor, digital graphic communication technology at Eastern Illinois University's School of Technology, nominated the Mattoon program, which has a goal of giving each student the opportunity to connect the academic curriculum with an actual product designed and produced by the student.

The Kagy Award was established in 1993 by the Society of Fellows of the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF). For more information, visit www.gain.net.

Tiffany Chadges, a senior at Lake County Technical High School in Grayslake, Ill., was the top winner of "The Most Influential Women of the Collision Repair Industry" scholarship. …

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