GCI Students Compete and Win Gold

GCI Students Compete and Win Gold
Posted on 04/18/2022
photo of GCI 2022 SkillsUSA Team

FLINT – The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) is pleased to announce that students from its Genesee Career Institute (GCI) Digital Art, Design & Broadcasting program earned gold at the Promotional Bulletin Board Competition for the second year in a row. This year's team of students includes Brianna Ansures (Lakeville), Kayla Reinhardt (Lakeville), and Marrin Avereyn (Grand Blanc).

Each competing team had to visualize and bring to life the national theme: United as One. The GCI students put their creativity on display by creating a design from thumbnail sketches to the final digital build and assembly, which communicates the concept of unity using puzzle pieces made of paper-based material. Their design and presentation earned them the top prize, along with the opportunity to represent the state of Michigan at the SkillsUSA National Skills & Leadership Conference which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia this June.

“This team is simply top-notch," said GCI Visual Design teacher and advisor Michael Crawford. "They all worked professionally through the challenges of timelines, technology, new skill attainment, and multiple COVID protocols. It was clear that their goal was to compete at Nationals. They kept that in mind and never looked back!”

SkillsUSA is a partnership of 333,527 students, teachers, and industry members working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce, helping each student excel. A nonprofit national career and technical education association, SkillsUSA serves middle school, high school, and college/postsecondary students preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations.