Senior Andrew Soto designs shirts for Class of 2018

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Andrew Soto wanted to make an impact in his final year at METS Charter School.

So when Ms. Casella wanted someone to design T-shirts for the Class of 2018, Soto took a chance. He did not like the design that other students came up with so he tried one himself.

He was successful, and now the Class of 2018 T-shirts feature his design.

“Well, (Casella) was looking to do senior shirts from the beginning, so I just contributed,” he said.

Soto, who played for the METS basketball team this past winter, is involved in graphic arts at METS.

He said he was honored by a chance to show Ms Casella his creativity and the seniors as well.

Here’s the rest of our interview with Andrew.

Metronome-  How did you come up with the idea for the shirts?

Photo by Mr. Schmerler
METS senior Andrew Soto

Andrew- Ms. Casella came up to me and asked me to help and when she showed me the designs she had I did not like them. So I took it upon myself to come up with some of my own.

Metronome- Whose idea was it to make it for the seniors?

Andrew- It was mine.

Metronome-  Are you involved in any school activities?

Andrew- Basketball and honors classes.

Metronome- Why did Ms. Casella choose you to help?

Andrew- I think because she knows I am in graphic design and knows I am really good with it.

Metronome-  How did you come up with the design by yourself?

Andrew- I have been taking graphic design for a while, not only here but at other schools as well.

Metronome- How do you know the seniors will like it?

Andrew- I asked everyone before I suggested it to Ms Casella.

Thank you, Andrew!