Student Places 4th in National Web Design Category

Winning in the category of web design at a national competition is a big accomplishment for any student. But for Zachary Wilcox of the Trumbull Career and Technical Center, a recent competition allowed him to place fourth overall.

(TribToday) After several successful wins at the state level, students from the Trumbull Career and Technical Center’s Professionals of America received honors at the national level in Chicago.

Maureen Martin, information technology instructor, said Zachary Wilcox, a junior information technology student from Newton Falls, placed fourth in the nation out of 100 students in his category, Fundamentals of Web Design.

“It is an amazing accomplishment. It’s very rare that a student qualifies for nationals as a junior, let alone places that high in that caliber of competition at the national level,” she said.

The tests Wilcox competed in were very competitive on web design in which students were given a set of parameters to work within to create a page. Wilcox placed third in state competition to qualify for nationals.

Also competing was John Bagnola’s computer animation team, which placed ninth at nationals against about 40 other teams after three video teams from TCTC were successful at state. One video production team placed first in state.

Bagnola said this is the first time in the history of the Business Professionals of America that one class at the same school had students in all three categories competing. The teams were computer animation, broadcast…

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Web design training is wrought with intricate knowledge that can be very useful for companies who have a general idea of their website. Many businesses need the help of a professional web designer to make their ideas come to life. Wilcox’s accomplishment is a great portfolio starter when discussing contracts or job positions with future employers.

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