HAGERSTOWN - Dani Ward "absolutely fell in love" with Adobe Photoshop software during an Internet course she took in her final year of high school.
That love led her to Hagerstown Community College, where she is pursuing an associate degree in graphic design.
Ward, 19, is this year's winner of HCC's holiday card contest. She recently presented her design - which features the school's logo on a glowing candle - to the college's Board of Trustees.
When she designed the card, Ward said she thought about the colors and feelings she associates with Christmas. Warmth stuck out in her mind, which led her to the candle design.
Ward sifted through more than 1,000 pictures stored on her computer to find just the right image. She then superimposed HCC's logo using editing software. The actual photograph was of a friend holding a Glade candle, Ward said.