Students at Jefferson-Lewis BOCES have created the posters that will be used for the 2016-2017 campaign for the United Way of Northern New York.
This year's featured nonprofits will be the Girls Scouts of NYPENN Pathways in St. Lawrence County, Thousand Islands Habitat for Humanity in Jefferson County and Double Play Sports in Lewis County.
"Over the past two years our students have gained invaluable work experience working with Bob Gorman and the United Way," said Chuck Constantino, visual communications teacher at BOCES. "They have come up with some creative solutions for the posters while working to satisfy the needs of the client. It is ‘real world’ training in action."
The students who created the posters are: Daniel Kessler, South Jefferson High School, who will attend Mohawk Valley Community College; Noel Strong, Watertown High School, who will attend SUNY Oswego; and Jack Goodnough, South Jefferson High School, who will attend Jefferson Community College.
The poster for Habitat for Humanity includes a picture of the late Bill Pedrick, who last year joined fellow Key Bank employees who volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity work site in Carthage. Pedrick died May 17 after an unexpected health issue.
"Bill embodied the slogan of the United Way, which is to give, advocate and volunteer," said United Way CEO Bob Gorman. "Bill volunteered in many venues in the north country and his family is pleased that he will be remembered throughout Jefferson County in the next year as a man who wanted to make his community a better place to live."