Quincy High’s 2018 yearbook cover design came in #5 in Massachusetts as best cover design from the Massachusetts Scholastic Press Association. Elliot Alpert was the designer in Aileen McGinnity’s Design & Visual Communications class. The comment by the judges was, “Smart use of the “retro” idea. Love how “land of the Presidents” motto is conveyed via the hat.”
Congratulations to Elliot and the 2018 Yearbook Staff. Deb Golden and Aileen McGinnity are the advisors.
Quincy High School’s Design & Visual Communications program lead by Aileen McGinnity had a very special speaker visit today. Zachary Achorn from SelfMade Designs came in a shared his vision with the Design & Visual Communications, Film & Television and Fine Arts students. Zach shared his journey as he went from a college dropout to a mortgage loan rep to the owner of SelfMade Design, an artist haven.
Zach came to QHS with his entourage. They included Dave Oxnard who does videography and photography, Carlton Dyer who is a carpenter, and Shlomo who has an online radio program. These guys toured the school, spoke to our arts classes, gave out T-shirts and taught the kids that you can make a living as an artist.
Zach is the brains behind the “Support Local Artist” movement. In 2013, SelfMade Designs began a movement to serve and Support Local Artists™. What started as a simple motto has since turned into a crusade for the SelfMade Designs team, members, and supporters of its cause. The #SupportLocalArtists Street Team carries out their mission by raising awareness about the movement, supporting local artists at various events, and bringing their #gymforartists to the people.
Their one-of-a-kind “Gym for Artists” enables individuals of all ages and levels of experience to learn, practice, evolve, and showcase their artistic talents in a supportive, community environment. SelfMade Designs’ Gym for Artists features comprehensive work spaces, helpful tools, ample resources, and instructor-led classes for various styles of art including painting, drawing, graphic and fashion design, photography, videography, screen-printing, sound recording and music production, DJing, clay/pottery, crafts, and more.
To show even more support for Quincy High, the boys attended the Fashion/Art Show that same evening. Zach commented on it, “The show was amazing Robin Kaplan and the kids did an amazing job! We were all so impressed, we were saying how that show was better than some of the recent fashion shows we have been at in Boston.”
The Film and Television Production class at Quincy High was presented an award at the Quincy Access Television Awards Dinner on April 25. The award was for the internship program. This is a program that has been running for many years, and has received several awards. Some recent awards include first place in the League of Women Voters and MWRA video contests. The interns are currently working on a new show that will air on QATV later this spring. Holding the award in the photo are current interns Nick Burrow, Ryan Polsgrove, Kayen Osorio, and Daniel Maier.
50 Healthcare Technology students from Quincy High School & North Quincy High School participated in a health care event sponsored by South Shore Hospital. A team of nurses, physical therapists and an occupational therapist from South Shore Hospital set up 4 stations which the students rotated through in small groups. These stations included: Older Adult Sensitivity Station, Career Path Station, Multi-trauma/Orthotic Station and a Total Hip Precaution/ADL Station. Students engaged in all activities and the feedback from our students and the staff from South Shore Hospital was extremely positive!
The Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors of Massachusetts, PHCC of MA, will recognize Kyle Tobin as the Outstanding Plumbing Student from Quincy High School Career and Technical Programs. Kyle will receive this award on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the PHCC Award Ceremony and Trade Show in Marlboro, MA.
Congratulations to the following students for becoming Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC:
Ms. McGinnity’s class was 8 for 8 this year. All students participating in the exam passed!