HALL of FAME

2017 HALL OF FAME NOMINEE

NOUR TANBAL Q&A

 

Q: How long did you take Graphic Design at THMS?

A:3 years, starting sophomore year

Q: How many years did you compete at SkillsUSA?

A:2 years in state and 2 years in a national

Q: What would you consider your greatest achievement in Graphic Design?

A:finding my own style

Q: How did you prepare for competition?

A: Nervous person, praticing a lot, recording myself and making side notes on what I can improve on.

Q: Did you enjoy competing?

A: Yes, loves public speaking

Q: How was Louisville, KY?

A: It was fantastic, I went bowling, experienced many different things and being able to meet different people from different states

 Q: What are your plans now that you’ve graduated and will you continue designing?

A: Graduate collage in Computers Science and hopefully get a double major in graphic design and computer science

Q: What are your best memories being a part of the red army at THMS?

A: Being nervous before compietion day because there is nothing to worry about. Unless throwing up on the judges…

 

 

2016 HALL OF FAME NOMINEE

Kristin Valencia Q&A

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Q: How long did you take Graphic Design at THMS?

A: All four years

Q: How many years did you compete at SkillsUSA?

A: Three of the four years I took the class; I competed in three state competitions and two national competitions

Q: What would you consider your greatest achievement in Graphic Design?

A: Winning a gold medal and going to Nationals last year!

Q: How did you prepare for competition?

A: Practiced my speech with callahan and listened to music before I went in to present!

Q: Did you enjoy competing?

A: Its the best part of Skills!!!!

Q: How was Louisville, KY?

A: Had so much fun with Nour and Zivic! We went to see churchill downs, the Muhammad Ali museum and the Louisville slugger museum and of course Kentucky Kingdom amusement park!

Q: What are your plans now that you’ve graduated and will you continue designing?

A: I plan to attend to U of A for a degree in landscape architecture and minor in design

Q: What are your best memories being a part of the red army at THMS?

A: All the competitions and side jobs we did through the four years at THMS! the red army is and always will be a big part of my life…Thank you!

 

 

2015 HALL OF FAME NOMINEE

Lauren Emerine Q&A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Q: How long did you take Graphic Design at THMS?

A: All four years

Q: How many years did you compete at SkillsUSA?

A: Three of the four years I took the class; I competed in three state competitions and two national competitions

Q: What would you consider your greatest achievement in Graphic Design?

A: Winning a gold medal in state two years in a row was pretty rad so I guess that would be my greatest achievement during my time in Graphic Design

Q: How did you prepare for competition?

A: Practicing my speech, over-analyzing my powerpoint, and drinking endless amounts of coffee

Q: Did you enjoy competing?

A: Very much; not only did I meet new people, I grew close with the classmates that attended competition as well

Q: How was Louisville?

A: Much more fun than we had anticipated! We had a blast especially

Q: What are your plans now that you’ve graduated and will you continue designing?

A: I plan to attend to U of A for a degree in design while also continuing to do freelance work whenever I get the chance. GO CATS!

Q: What are your best memories being a part of the red army at THMS?

A: Our $600 state dinners, our all-nighters during state, establishing myself as a designer, and growing close with other Red Army members and our insanely cool instructor are some of my best memories in being part of THMS’s Red Army

 

 

 2015 HALL OF FAME

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KAYLIE VOPLE Q&A

Q: How long did you take Graphic Design at THMS?

 

A: I took Callahan’s class for three years

 

Q: How many years did you compete at SkillsUSA?

 

A: I competed in two State Skills and one National Skills.

 

Q: What would you consider your greatest achievement in Graphic Design?

A: My greatest achievement would be a tie between placing in the top ten at nationals in advertising design and my team winning the Nogales Community Development competition my senior year. I also received first Place in Advertising design my senior year at the State level. Something that had not been achieved since the programs first year.

 

Q: How did you prepare for competition?

A: I studied a lot and received a lot of critique from the media teachers at during the competition I would get in the mindset of winning at all costs!

Q: Did you enjoy competing?

A: I love competing because I love to kick A@$!

Q: How was Louisville?

A: It was OK… But the only restaurants close by was the cracker barrel in the parking lot of the hotel. On the day of awards I thought there was going to be a tornado or something. There was really scary weather that day. I enjoyed Churchill downs and the museums downtown were awesome. I also had a good time at the amusement park Kentucky Kingdom!

Q: What are your plans now that you’ve graduated and will you continue designing?

A: I am going to be a freshman at ASU, majoring in management. I was a National merit scholar and I received a full ride to ASU and will be in the Barrett’s Honor College starting August 20th… So Excited! GO DEVILS. I will continue designing. I have been doing a ton side jobs for companies in town.

 

 

 

 

 

 2014 INDUCTEE: ALYSIA ZABALETA

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 This was the 1st year the THMS Red Armycompeted in the SkillsUSA NATIONAL Shirt design contests. We won  at the STATE level and then received First Place at the NATIONAL LEVEL the same year! GO RED ARMY!!!!!

Q & A WITH ALYSIA ZABALETA

1. How long did you take graphic design @ THMS?

4 years

2. How many years did you compete?

3 years.

3. What is your greatest achievement?

Winning nationals at SkillsUSA!

4. What did you enjoy most in KC?

The humidity… haha, I enjoyed the downtown and how it looks old,it has a historic feel to it. The pin trading was really cool too, it become a habit of all of ours. At first I thought it was childish, but when you start it becomes addicting and you can see it in all the other competitors there. Its a big part of the week  while you are there competing.

5. What are your plans now that you’ve graduated?

Get a job that has to do something with graphic designing, and go to Pima College and earn my associates degree in graphic design.

6. Were there any embarrassing moments on the trip?

I tripped and fell downtown, I’m pretty sure. I had to break in my heels in Downtown KC.

7. What was your favorite part of the hotel?

The indoor pool and jacuzzi!…And the pillows.

8. How did it feel to be on the podium? And how was the flight to Kansas City?

Awkward… it was really awkward actually, they were just staring at you because you couldn’t see them, and you knew you were on the big screen.

The flight was very long and I hated it. The little kid behind me was so annoying.

9. How much work went into your winning t-shirt design?

The day before my competition I was up till 3 or 5 in the morning.

10. Out of anxiety or preparing?

Yeah, out of anxiety. Just making sure I got it right. In my practice I kept messing up, I couldn’t even get through the first slide. It was very bad. Callahan IS ALWAYS ON US ABOUT BEING PREPARED !

11. What did you not like about the trip?

The hills and the humidity!

12. What was the coolest thing you saw on the trip?

The speakeasy was really cool. It was called Majestic…its a world famous Steakhouse. It was a speakeasy in the 20’s. They play live Jazz music while you eat.

13. Was presenting really nerve-wracking? Was it worse than State?

Since I did the presentation at state, I wasn’t as nervous, but I was more nervous because there were 3 judges instead of just one, and all the people waiting to present after you could hear you and just the fact that your at Nationals. You only get one shot at this and I wanted to represent myself, school, My State and The  Red army to the best of my ability!

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   2013 INDUCTEE: PRESCILA HERNANDEZ9I8A0143This will be the 4th year the THMS Red Army is competing in the SkillsUSA contests. We have won every year first year taking 11th place at Nationals, second year taking 17th place and just this past summer of 2013 our very own Priscilla Hernandez took 2nd place with her Pin Design.

2013 2nd Place Regional Design Competition 

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Priscilla took 1st place at State Pin Design Competition and 2nd Place at National Pin Design Competition

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Priscilla took 3RD place at the 2012 State Pin Design Competition in phoenix with this pin design!

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Priscilla Hernandez Q&A

Q: How long did you take Graphic Design at THMS?

A: I took Callahan’s class all four years of High School.

Q: How many years did you compete at SkillsUSA?

A: I competed in two State Skills and one National Skills.

Q: What would you consider your greatest achievement in Graphic Design?

A: My greatest achievement would definitely be winning State and getting to go to Nationals. It was such an amazing experience to get to go to Kansas City and have the opportunity to compete with people from all over the country. And getting 2nd place wasn’t too bad either!

Q: How did you prepare for competition?

A: I spent a lot of time reading through the presentation requirements and making sure my presentation covered everything I’d need in order to win. I also practiced presenting in front of people so I’d be ready for Nationals.

Q: Did you enjoy competing?

A: I loved competing. Everything we did the entire school year led up to agar we could accomplish in competition. I think it was really a measure of how well rounded of a Graphic Designer you are. It was really exciting being able to win awards for my work.

Q: How was Kansas City?

A: It was amazing! I don’t get to travel much so it was incredible to be able to spend almost a week in a place like Kansas City. We went to the WWI Museum, some nice little restaurants, and even an amusement park! Besides the fact that it was crazy humid and rained half of the time we were there, it was one of the best experiences of my life and I didn’t want to leave.

Q: What are your plans now that you’ve graduated and will you continue designing?

A: I am attending the University of Arizona this fall. My initial plans were to major in Business and minor in Graphic Design so I end up doing something along those lines of advertising or marketing but, visiting SkillsUSA Championships changed my mind. I saw the Computer Science portion of the competition and quickly realized that was something I’d be a lot happier with. So I just recently changed my major and hope to graduate in 2017 with my bachelors in Computer Science. I want to continue designing so hopefully I can minor in Graphic Design. Prescila has been officially inducted into the “RED ARMY” HALL OF FAME!

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