Three students from McDowell High School were selected to attend the prestigious Summer Graphics Camp at Chowan University in Murfreesboro during the last week of June. Twenty students were chosen from various states including Virginia, South Carolina and North Carolina to attend.

Keely Melton, senior; Korryn Shedlock, junior; and Marian Thien, junior; from McDowell High School attended the camp, and experienced college life by staying in dorms on campus and participating in college classes. They had one-on-one instruction from professors in the graphics department at the college.

They learned about offset and flexography printing, as well as package design, photography, screen printing and explored more in the Adobe Suite programs such as Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. They designed a nd printed their own notepads, T-shirts, boxes, labels and postcards.

Myra Morgan, their Graphics teacher at McDowell High School, accompanied them on the trip. She wanted to make sure her students could attend this camp without their parents having to worry about traveling to and from the camp.

“The students not only gained real life college experiences but they were able to expand their graphics portfolio,” Morgan said in a news release.