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Carson High School CTE graphic arts student designs winning logo for upcoming Google G-Suite Summit for regional educators

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LeAnn Morris, lead technology integration specialist for Carson City School District and Jose Conchas, CHS CTE advanced graphic design student, display Conchas’ winning logo.
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Carson High School Career and Technical Education graphic design student, Jose Conchas, submitted the winning logo design for the upcoming Google G-Suite Summit to be hosted by Carson City School District in mid-February. More than 125 educators, 60 from Carson City, will attend the summit to learn how to effectively implement Google apps in the classroom.

Conchas’ design was unanimously selected by the CCSD team of technology integration specialists working the summit, led by LeAnn Morris, lead technology integration specialist and a 27-year school district veteran.

“This is the second year Carson City School District is hosting the summit,” Morris said. “We wanted to do something to make Carson employees easily identifiable for our guests. I knew our CTE advanced graphic design students did that kind of work, so we asked if they wanted to participate in a design contest.”

Graphic design is one of 16 nationally recognized CTE programs offered at Carson High School. Six advanced graphic design students worked on designs in class over the course of two weeks and submitted their designs anonymously to the team of integration specialists.

Morris said Conchas was awarded a $20 Starbucks gift card and will be presented with a summit sweatshirt bearing his design.

“It was really fun for me to find out we selected Jose’s design,” Morris said. “He was a student of mine when I taught at Empire Elementary School.”

Conchas was one of 12 northern Nevada students selected to attend the prestigious Smallwood Multi-Media Boot Camp at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center last year based on his portfolio of work. The two-week intensive program exposed students to concentrated instruction in audio, video, and media editing software, and produce projects shooting video with camcorders, creating 2D and 3D animation and recording room technologies, among others.

Conchas said even though the camp touched on graphic design, students spent most of their time learning about new technology. Although he enjoyed the camp, he still plans to pursue graphic design in college, having spent the past four years completing a full course of career preparation with CHS CTE advanced studies graphic design teacher, Patricia Ababio.

“I’m planning to start at Truckee Meadows Community College this summer after I graduate,” he said. “I’m motivated to get to college.”