WCC Student Wins State Prize at NCDA’s 56th Annual Poetry and Art Contest | Ashe

WILKESBORO — Wilkes Community College would like to congratulate winning student Asia Castilleja for showcasing WCC talent in the National Career Development Association (NCDA) Poetry and Art Competition. Castilleja, a second-year student in the advertising and graphic design program, is expected to graduate in May. In the Mature Student Mixed Media Art category, Castilleja won third place in the state competition. Starting next month, his works, along with other state award winners, will be featured on the NCDA website at https://www.ncda.org/aws/NCDA/pt/sp/ ncdmonth. Her artwork will also be on display at the NCDA’s annual Global Career Development Conference this summer in Anaheim, California.

Each November, schools and colleges across North Carolina hold contests to celebrate National Career Development Month. The winners of these local contests are then passed on to the state contest. The NCDA, a division of the American Counseling Association, sponsors the poetry and art contest to highlight the importance of lifelong career development. Participants are encouraged to inspire career development while emphasizing the national theme. This year’s theme was “The Future of Work: The Role of Artificial Intelligence and Automation”. Several competition divisions include the K-12, Mature Student, and Adult Open categories.

For more information about the annual competition, please contact Mike Roope, Career Services Coordinator, Wilkes Campus at 336-838-6147.

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