As the technology world evolves, graphic design is picking up in popularity among high school students. Because of that, Borger High School is offering a graphic design class to its students. Those students are designing unique works of art and being rewarded for it. In fact, eight of their students are headed to state competition. Pronews 7 is featuring their hard work in this week's Region 16 Spotlight on Education.
"Graphic design is a way to express yourself through the media which is big so right now with this generation, but that's what attracts so many people," said Borger High School 12th grader, Julianne Bivens.
The graphic design class at Borger High School has gained popularity over the years. Working with several programs to create these works of art.
"We are working off of adobe and the kids work with illustrator and photoshop and the little flash at the end is animation," said graphic design teacher, Julie Karr.
For some of the students the big draw is a career, many interested in animation.
"Its kind of more of a career sort of thing that could help me with choosing of my career and what college to go to because I've always been interested in computer art," said 10th grader, Korie Bos.
"This prepares them for a career and it gives them all excited about and it helps them with their credits coming into college," said Karr.
The class also gives students a dual college credit at Frank Phillips College. Recently, these pieces were featured in the regions VASE competition. Eights students placed and are moving onto state competition in April.
"Its just a great experience and I'm so glad that I get to take my art further and its all of our hard work is paying off," said Bivens.
Karr said the class is such a success, one student has even gone on to work for the Dallas Cowboys.