Student illustration gets auto show spotlight

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Justine Chan | The Flash FLC Williams’ poster will be used to advertise the February Auto Show. She received a new laptop and her entire class received two tickets to the 2020 Auto Show as part of her prize.

On January 13, 2020, representatives from the Philadelphia Auto Show and a camera crew from 6abc surprised FLC senior Anaije Williams with news that she was the winner of their 2020 student poster contest. 

Justine Chan | The Flash FLC Williams gets her picture taken with her winning poster by 6abc News.

As the winner, Williams will see her poster printed and used to advertise the February auto show, held annually at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. 

“I was happy and excited that I got the recognition,” Williams said. “I had all the confidence in myself that I was going to win but like, I didn’t want to be too cocky so, it was like between a possibility that I couldn’t win and maybe I could ….” 

Anaije Williams Anaije Williams’ winning poster design.

Williams’ skills have been honed in her Graphic Design class at Franklin Learning Center. There, under the instruction of Andres Gonzalez, she created the winning poster.

“Once I saw the design she made,” Gonzalez said, “I figured that she won but her seeing and being notified that she won … I was more anxious to see the look on her face.”

As she was getting her photo taken by 6abc, she was congratulated by representatives from the Philadelphia Auto Show.

Justine Chan | The Flash FLC Representatives from the Philadelphia Auto Show and a camera crew from 6abc surprised FLC senior Anaije Williams with news that she was the winner of their 2020 student poster contest.

As part of her prize, Williams received a new MacBook Pro and enough tickets to take her family and entire class to the auto show. 

Gonzalez plans to attend as well. 

“I’m hoping to go to the Auto Show and see her poster. Like in a much bigger size than we’ve printed it here.” He also hopes “to see other people from different parts of the world, you know, walking into the auto show from different parts of the country–actually walking into the art show and seeing her piece.”

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