CVCC Graphic Design Student Qualifies for Adobe National Championship

Westmoreland has been invited to compete in the 2024 Adobe Certified Pro U.S. National Championship.


headshot of Scott Michael Westmoreland

HICKORY, N.C.—The winners of Certiport’s 2024 Adobe Certified Professional Spring Qualifier have been announced by Certiport, the leading provider of performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners.

CVCC student Scott Michael Westmoreland, from Hiddenite, NC, has won a place in Certiport’s Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship. Scott Michael Westmoreland competed against students from across the United States to earn this coveted spot.

To compete in the Spring Qualifier, students aged 13 to 22 were eligible to earn an invitation by passing an Adobe Certified Professional InDesign, Photoshop, or Illustrator certification exam and submitting an original design by May 3rd, 2024. The students with the top projects earned one of the coveted slots to represent their state and compete.

“I'm incredibly thrilled to have the opportunity to compete and deeply honored to represent both NC and CVCC,” said Westmoreland. “Over the past two years, graphic design has become a cornerstone of my life, thanks to the unwavering support and guidance from my teachers at CVCC. Through CVCC and Adobe, I’ve achieved certification in my career field, mastering how to harness my creativity and blend it with the technical skills I’ve acquired, all of which made this fantastic opportunity possible.”

Westmoreland will get to represent North Carolina at the upcoming 2024 Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship in Orlando, Florida. During this event, he will compete, network with other top students from around the United States.

“We have seen amazing results from the Adobe Certified Professional program at our school as students learn and validate key workforce skills,” said Hope Carroll, Director of Graphic Design at CVCC. “The Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship further motivates our students to earn certification and we are proud of those that have proven to be the best to represent North Carolina. We know they will go on to make us proud at the U.S. National Championship in June.”

The top three winners will be named the U.S. National Champion and earn a trip to represent the United States and compete in Certiport’s 2024 Adobe Certified Professional World Championship in Anaheim, California.

“We’re impressed by these students—not only have they proven they are the best in their state at using Adobe products effectively,” said Craig Bushman, General Manager, Certiport. “They now have an important distinction to place on their resume that shows a desire to learn and validate in-demand skills. The title ‘Adobe Certified Professional Champion’ will serve them well in their academic and career pursuits.”

For more information about Certiport’s Adobe Certified Professional U.S. National Championship visit For more information about the Graphic Design program at CVCC, please contact Hope Carroll, program director.

Pictured: Scott Michael Westmoreland, CVCC Graphic Design student.

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