Vero Beach High School receives grant for digital design program

VERO BEACH – In their continuing support of local communities, the Digital Design program at Vero Beach High School has been awarded a $2,500 My Macy’s District Grant.

Written and submitted by VBHS Digital Design teacher Bobbie Miller, this grant will add new technology to her classroom, which will enable students to be better prepared for the competitive field of Digital Media. In this time of limited budgets, Mrs. Miller and her students appreciate being selected to receive the grant funds.

The Digital Design program at Vero Beach High School provides extensive instruction in Adobe programs, including Photoshop and Illustrator.

Miller’s students studied for Adobe Photoshop national certification, and this year, 79 of 101 eligible students passed the test.

Students create the background art seen on over 1,500 student workstations, enter a variety of contests, including Doodle 4 Google and logo contests, publish The Chieftain’s Reflection Magazine, contribute articles to the Press Journal’s School Zone and Student Voice, and design all the t-shirt artwork for the high school’s printing operation, Indian Printing.

The program is known for its production of “replica art” projects, featuring FCAT motivation adaptations of famous ad campaigns, and PRIDE movie posters featuring VBHS faculty and staff.

The Digital Design program is fully articulated with Indian River State College, providing seamless transition from secondary to post secondary education and training in Digital Media.

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