The Gillinder Glass Store, located in Port Jervis, New York, recently announced that CTE student Joe Dolan, a junior from Valley Central High School and the Digital Design and Advertising Program at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Career and Technical Education Center, is the winner of its 2016 Design a Sun Catcher contest. Gillinder Glass also acknowledged Joe's CTE instructor, Derek Diaz, who has dedicated his professional career to inspiring and guiding thousands of Digital Design and Advertising students during his tenure as a teacher at the Career and Technical Education Center.
This year's theme, American Patriotism, inspired Joe's USA/Eagle design. The in-house mold shop at Gillinder Glass will create a mold from Joe's design, and when the mold is ready, Joe will be invited to the glass factory in Port Jervis to press the first sun catcher of his winning design!
The anticipated release date of the sun catcher is, appropriately, on or around July 4th. This year saw a record 160 submissions in the Design a Sun Catcher contest.