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FLEXO Magazine : May 2014
INDUSTRY INDICATORS Phoenix Challenge Announces 2014 High School Competition Winners CHARLOTTE, NC—After two and a half days of spirited, multi functional competition at the 2014 International Phoenix Challenge High School Flexo Competition, the prizes were awarded to this year ’s top performers. First and second place was awarded to Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. First place went to Martin Jeung and Humaira Imtiyaz and second place to Luvit Chumber and Vishal Monteiro. Third place went to North Car- olina based Asheville High School students Noah Seidenberg and Andrew Fox. The pair won the first place award by earning the highest combined scores in the competition, which included five areas of testing: • Operating a flexo press • Prepress • Platemaking • Written knowledge • Flexo math skills Along with the first place position, the team will each receive a $1,000 Phoenix Challenge Foundation Scholarship and they will take home the Harper Flexo High School of The Year trophy cup, for display at the school. The competition was stiff among top performers from all over North America. A total of 18 teams partici- pated in the competition, which has grown year over year since the Phoenix Challenge high school program began in 1998. “T he rivalry gets more challenging every year,” said Bet- tylyn Krafft. “ T hings really changed up this year with teams from the Carolinas really heating things up.” T he scholarships are awarded to the top placing students, fulfilling the mission of the Phoenix Challenge Foundation. Major sponsors of the 2014 Phoenix Challenge High School competition are: •3M • Anderson & Vreeland • All Printing Resources • Bryce Corporation • ACTEGA WIT • Sun Chemical • Harper Corporation of America • JR Cole • Mark Andy • Overnight Label • UPM Raflatac • Max Daetwyler • Southern Graphics • FFTA/TEST n Martin Jeung and Humaira Imtiyaz (Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School) competing on a Comco cadet. Photo courtesy of Zachery Blackburn Noah Seidenberg and Andrew Fox (Asheville High School) competing on Comco Cadet. Photo cour tesy of Zachery Blackburn 2014 Phoenix Challenge High School Skills Competition Participants. Photo courtesy of Zachery Blackburn First place winners Martin Jeung and Humaira Imtiyaz (Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary School) with Bettylyn Krafft (Phoenix Challenge executive director). Photo courtesy of Zachery Blackburn 18 FLEXO | MAY 2014 PRESSING ISSUES