HAVERHILL — Superintendent Maureen Lynch is pleased to announce that Amely Hussein, a sophomore graphic communications student from Haverhill, was chosen as the winner of the SkillsUSA Massachusetts State Tee-Shirt Design Contest.
Hussein’s design was chosen as the top choice out of over 100 entries submitted by students from across the state. It features the skyline of the City of Boston, gears to represent technical shop programs, and the colors from the SkillsUSA Massachusetts website and logo. Hussein’s creation was inspired by research she did into the organization and important symbols in the state that she incorporated into her sketches. Her final design was made using Adobe Illustrator.
“I felt really happy and almost cried when I found out I won,” Hussein said. “I feel really proud to be chosen and I know my family is just as excited for me.”
“Amely is a very hard working student who shows pride in her work,” Cate Cashman, a Design and Visual Communications teacher at Whittier Tech, said. “I was very impressed with her design. When I found out that she won, I was so excited and happy – my eyes welled up. I’m so proud of Amely!”
All students attending the State Leadership and Skills Conference in the spring will receive a shirt with Hussein’s design on it. The annual conference is an opportunity for competitors, industry partners, and teachers/advisors to come together to showcase their talents.
“Congratulations to Amely for this well-deserved recognition,” Superintendent Lynch said. “We are proud to be involved in a program that allows our students to showcase their incredible talents and can’t wait to see Amely’s design worn by all conference attendees in the spring.”
SkillsUSA Massachusetts is the state chapter of the national SkillsUSA organization, both of which support students in middle school and beyond who are studying to work in the trade, technical and skilled service fields. To learn more about SkillsUSA Massachusetts, please visit their website here. More information about the national SkillUSA program can be found here.