PCTI Student Wins National Gold ASL HS Art Contest

Jasmary Zuniga of Passaic County Technical Institute (PCTI) placed first in the national ASLHS (American Sign Language Honor Society) Chuck Baird Memorial Art Competition for 2017! The honor was received for her submission of “Phyllis French,” in the Original Artwork category. Original creations were judged based upon technique, organization, integration, and how the artist’s rendering reflected Deaf culture.

All seven judges selected Jasmary’s work to receive the first place accolade. For her achievement, she will receive a signed piece of artwork from famous deaf artist Sheri Yoens-un and a one-hundred dollar prize.

This is the first time PCTI has participated in this prestigious competition. The American Sign Language Honor Society Art Contest was open to both high school and college students.



Jasmary Zuniga (Clifton) of Passaic County Technical Institute showcases her artwork, “Phyllis French,” which received first place in the national American Sign Language Honor Society Art Competition.