* The Phoenix Challenge Foundation recently celebrated its 1.5th anniversary during its High School Skills Competition at the Harper National Flexographic Campus of Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC, USA.
First-place was awarded along with $1,000 scholarships to Sharon Mai and Daniel Langsford from Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The pair won the first place award by earning this year's highest combined scores in the contest's five exams: written knowledge, math, prepress proficiency, press operation and platemaking. In addition to the two $ 1,000 Phoenix Challenge Foundation Scholarships, the winning team took home the Harper Flexo High School of the Year trophy cup, for display at its school.
Other top students excelled in all aspects of the competition. Second place went to Li-Anne Chang and Elina Shafiguluna, also from Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School. Third place went to Jada Martin and Vincent Frank of Fairfield Career &: Technology Center, Winnsboro, SC, USA.
According to a statement by The Phoenix Challenge Foundation, the competition was stiff among top performers from all over North America. A total of 17 teams participated, a number which has grown year over year since the program's inception in...