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Media Communications Grad Has Artwork Published

2018 MCT Grad Courtney Brisky (left) is shown with her former instructor, Mrs. Amber Christensen, in her classroom at the CTE Center at Olean.

2018 Media Communications Technology graduate Courtney Brisky recently received copies of her published artwork on both the New York State English Councils (NYSEC) 68TH Annual Conference booklet and The English Record, Volume 68, Number 2, which was also printed by the NYSEC.  Courtney was asked during her junior year at Olean High School to create an illustration, which incorporated the Arts and English.  Courtney had just started learning Adobe Illustrator in the Media Communications Technology program at the Career and Technical Education Center at Olean, which enabled her to produce a variety of covers to present to her English teacher at OHS.  Miss Brisky received copies of her publication and is credited in the copy as a student artist on page 11.  See below.

Courtney Brisky, a 2018 graduate of Olean High School, created the conference program’s cover art and the image on the Spring/Summer 2018 issue of The English Record. While in high school, she studied in the Media Communications program at the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES Career and Technical Education Center at Olean. Courtney is currently a student at Villa Maria College in Buffalo pursuing a bachelor’s degree in animation.

During her senior year, Courtney was asked -- by one of her teachers at Olean High School -- to create a poster for a Film Festival at Cuba-Rushford Central School.  Courtney worked on this project at home and during her Media Communications Technology class.  Once completed, her work was used to print posters and bookmarks for the event.  Her design was then used for the cover of The English Record through the New York State English Council during the spring and summer of 2018.  Courtney recently received copies and brought them back to share with her MCT teacher Amber Christensen.

Mrs. Christensen said, “Seeing Courtney’s face light up when bringing these printed materials in to show me made me so proud of her hard work and accomplishments at the high school level. Courtney is an amazing artist and deserves this recognition for a job well done."