Tuesday October 13th, 2015 3:15AM

JHS student awarded the 'Benny' in international print competition

By Staff
GAINESVILLE - Desmond Hammond, a student at Johnson High School, was awarded a Benny, the highest honor in the 2012 Premier Print Awards, for his entry Johnson Knights Step. The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry's largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition recognizes outstanding achievement in print production. Desmond received the "Benny" for Best of Category from all high school entries.

The Premier Print Awards are the printing industry's oldest and largest worldwide graphic arts competition, hosted by Printing Industries of America. In its 63rd year, the annual contest recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of superior print communications. The event promotes excellence in print communications and rewards companies and individuals who produce the very best in print media.

This year, more than 2,800 entries were received from printing and graphic arts firms from around the world, and judges awarded the Benny to the top entry in each category. Desmond's teacher, Scott Porter said, "It's an honor to be recognized by the industry as a school that produces award-winning students."

Michael Makin, president and CEO of Printing industries of America, agrees. "The Benny winners represent the best our industry has to offer. This year's entries were outstanding. There were entries from companies in 13 countries. Despite the fierce competition, Johnson High School, through hard work and dedicated craftsmanship, produced a piece worthy of the Benny."
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Fiscal cliff may determine gas prices at start of 2013
Retail gas prices climb as 2012 comes to end. While gas prices are likely to rise into next year, whether or not a deal is made to avoid the fiscal cliff will determine if prices continue on an upward trend.
6:18AM ( 2 years ago )
Business News
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Asian stock markets lower as weakness in Chinese trade persists
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower Tuesday as China's trade data showed a larger-than-expected slide in imports, deepening concerns about slowdown in the world's second-largest e...
11:51PM ( 3 hours ago )
Kubota celebrates; Georgia prospers; GPD/HCFD go 4-wheeling
Governor Nathan Deal may have let the “cat-out-of-the-bag” Monday morning when he told over 1,000 Kubota Manufacturing of America employees, as well as scores of area civic and business leaders, “In the not-too-distant future, we’re going to have an announcement…from one of the major rating agencies in the country, that for the third consecutive year Georgia will be named the best state in the United States in which to do business.”
1:33PM ( 13 hours ago )
Good news at the pump, bad news for older Americans: No increase in Social Security next year
WASHINGTON (AP) — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, which is unwelcome n...
9:08AM ( 18 hours ago )
Lula prepares to grow; Hall County wants to be involved
This small city in northeast Hall County (estimated 2013 population of 2,847) wants to be ready for what’s coming; the Economic Development Council, an extension of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce wants to help them reach that point. Some fence-mending, however, might first be needed.
11:22AM ( 1 week ago )
Boil water advisory issued for many Demorest users
Demorest Water System customers who experienced an outage or low pressure Sunday should boil water used for consumption or food preparation.
10:10PM ( 1 week ago )