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Nassau BOCES alumnus John McDonald imagines a winning design in Disney Competition

  John McDonald and his team win Disney award

Massapequa UFSD and Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts alumnus John McDonald (far left), along with a team of his fellow students from Ringling College of Art and Design, recently won first place at the 24th Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Competition. Imagining a transit system for New Orleans, the team designed a two-tiered train system. Their design included digital overlays of historic New Orleans being projected on top of views of modern New Orleans in the bottom train. The contest, held annually since 1992, serves as one of the main ways for Disney to discover talent to hire for designing the resort and future theme park attractions as Imagineers.