VBCPS - Charting the Course
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Nolasco
Date: 09/20/16 Phone: 757.263.1234
News Release No. 011 Fax: 757.263.1010
Email: lauren.nolasco@vbschools.com

Landstown High School student wins
national trophy design contest

Landstown High School senior Matthew Gump won first place in the Association for Career and Technical Education’s (ACTE) national Student Trophy Design Contest.

Annually, the ACTE honors teachers and administrators who “have made exemplary contributions in the field of Career and Technical Education (CTE).” This year, the ACTE Board of Directors launched its Student Trophy Design Contest for students to design the trophy awarded to the national ACTE Teachers of the Year.

“We are, of course, proud of Matthew’s first place finish in this national competition, but more important than his win is the mastery of skill and creativity he demonstrated with his design,” said Dr. Aaron Spence, superintendent of Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS). “I am thankful to the ACTE for hosting this competition and giving our students a chance to showcase all that they have learned in the classroom.”

Gump’s entry was one of 75 submitted to the contest from across the country. In addition to having his trophy design selected as the winner, Gump was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

“3D modeling and computer-aided design (CAD) have given me a form of expression I could have never imagined... an opportunity to express myself and actually see those forms of expression become reality,” Gump wrote in his entry application. “It has given me new interests and goals in the fields of architecture and rendering.”

For more information about the ACTE or the Student Trophy Design Contest, visit the ACTE website.

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