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Nashoba Student's Poster Named Tops in County Contest
Nashoba Tech Student's Poster Named Tops in County Contest
Posted on 04/04/2018
Breanna Gutheil Poster Named Tops in County Contest

Breanna Gutheil of Littleton, a sophomore at Nashoba Tech, and the poster she designed that won the Middlesex Partnerships for Youth poster contest.

Breanna Gutheil's poster named tops in county contestBreanna’s poster was chosen over more than 150 entries received from students across Middlesex County. The theme for the sixth annual contest was “Be the Change,” based on the quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

“I wanted to do something about equality, race, gender, and sexuality, and everyone treating each other equally,” Breanna said about designing her poster. “So I wanted to do a bunch of people morphed into one to show that everyone is the same no matter what gender or sexuality or religion.”

“Breanna really nailed the concept on this,” said Nathan Meharg, an instructor in Nashoba Tech’s Design & Visual Communications program, of which Breanna is a student. “She had a great idea and envisioned a strong image right from the start. Combine that with the facts that she draws beautifully and is really good with the software, and we felt pretty certain going in that she was going to be a contender.

“The fact that she was the unanimous favorite out of over 150 entries really highlights that, and we’re all very proud of her,” he added.

This is the third time in the MPY contest’s six years that a Nashoba Tech student’s poster has been selected as the winner. In 2015, Tristan Khim of Chelmsford won the contest, and in 2016, the winner was Cheyanne Thistle of Pepperell.

“Our program really tries to push students to focus on the fundamentals of design, and I think it pays off,” Meharg said. “In this contest alone, we’ve had three winners and four honorable mentions since 2013. The kids know that, and it forces them to really step up their game on contests like this."