COLUMBUS - The T-shirts to be worn by members of Ohio's delegation to SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference this summer are to have a touch of Tiffin.
Out of more than 100 entries, the design featuring the word "OHIO" stretched across a picture of the state was the winner. The winning T-shirt design was created by Michael Peacock, a senior in Vanguard Technology Center's
design engineering and architecture program and at Columbian High School.
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The winning design to be worn by the Ohio delegation in Kansas City, Mo., features the state and year.
Instructor Tonya Breidenbach said every Ohio competitor, adviser and administrator at the national competition in Kansas City, Mo., will receive a free T-shirt featuring Peacock's design.
"I wanted to cry (when I learned he won)," she said. "I was so proud of him."
Peacock said he brainstormed ideas and came up with five designs. He said he decided to submit the design that ended up winning because he liked its color scheme, and he thought the design had the best chance of winning.
Peacock said his team lost during the regional competition for promotional bulletin board, but he returned home to find out his T-shirt design had won.
"I was really surprised. ... I usually don't win this kind of stuff," he said.
As the winner, Peacock received $300 and an invitation to attend the national contest. He said it will be his first time attending the national competition.
Peacock's school also was honored at the SkillsUSA state competition this weekend. Vanguard Technology Center received a gold outstanding achievement award. Sentinel Career and Technology Center received a silver outstanding achievement award.