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2 SOPHOMORES AMONG WINNERS OF STATE POSTER CONTEST
2 SOPHOMORES AMONG WINNERS OF STATE POSTER CONTEST
Posted on 03/24/2015
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Taylor Sabourin of Westford, left, and Adam Rubinic of Pepperell, sophomores in Nashoba Tech’s Design & Visual Communications program, hold the poster they designed that received honorable mentions in the fifth annual Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest during a ceremony at the Massachusetts Statehouse.

WESTFORD — Two students in the Design & Visual Communications program at Nashoba Tech earned honorable mentions for the posters they submitted to the fifth annual Safe Jobs for Youth Poster Contest, sponsored by the Massachusetts Youth Employment and Safety Team and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health.
        Adam Rubinic of Pepperell and Taylor Sabourin of Westford, both sophomores, were recognized along with other statewide winners, at a ceremony at the Massachusetts Statehouse on March 12. In all, 119 students from across the state entered the contest. The top three posters earned cash prizes, and there were eight honorable mentions.
        Design & Visual Communications instructor Nathan Meharg was pleased with his students’ performance in the contest.
        “There are 11 posters chosen out of 120 across the state, and Nashoba Tech has two of them? I’d say that’s pretty good,” Meharg said.
        Taylor’s poster depicts an imprint of a hand, with a silhouette of the state of Massachusetts across the palm. Underneath are the words, “Protect Your Hands!”
        Adam’s poster depicts several workplace warning symbols with the words, “You see them in the workplace. But do you stop to realize why? Most teens are unaware of the dangers and hazards in the workplace.”
        The purpose of the annual contest is to draw attention to and raises awareness of the need for safe workplaces.
        The performance by Adam and Taylor keeps up an impressive streak for Nashoba Tech’s Design & Visual Communications program this year under Meharg and instructor Derik Rochon.
        In January, Christina Perini, a senior from Harvard, received the top prize in the national Association for Career and Technical Education’s CTE Month 2015 Graphic Design Portfolio contest.
        And in February, Tristan Khim, a senior from Chelmsford, designed the winning poster for the third annual contest sponsored by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and Middlesex Partnerships for Youth.