Photo by: Marcus Adrian Laguisma

May 2, 2016 / News / Photography

Congrats to the winners of Walsworth’s 2016 Photo Contest!

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

It was another spectacular year for the Walsworth Yearbooks Photo Contest! The 2016 Photo Contest once again drew more than 3,700 entries. Thank you to all the talented yearbook photographers for submitting their outstanding work.

Congratulations to this year’s top prize winners in each of the following categories:

  • AcademicsJacob Moscovitch, Westlake High School, Westlake Village, California
  • Clubs/OrganizationsAmber Cromer, East Jackson Comprehensive High School, Commerce, Georgia
  • Feature/PortraitChloe Aldecoa, American Leadership Academy, Queen Creek, Arizona
  • Junior High/Middle SchoolSpencer Howe, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, Indiana
  • Photo IllustrationChankele Winfield, Midwood High School, Brooklyn, New York
  • School SpiritKara Dry, Edmond Santa Fe High School, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • Sports ActionMarcus Adrian Laguisma, Monta Vista High School, Cupertino, California
  • Student LifeChris Wagers, Fairview High School, Boulder, Colorado

 

Each winner will receive a $100 Visa gift card, a pizza party for their yearbook staff, a letter from Don Walsworth and an award certificate.

Honorable Mention winners were also selected in each category. They will each receive an award certificate and a letter from Don Walsworth. All of the winning photos can be viewed at the Walsworth Yearbooks Facebook page. The Honorable Mention winners included:

Academics

  • Kelsey Crawford, Timber Creek High School, Fort Worth, Texas
  • Amanda Savarese, Orange Glen High School, Escondido, California
  • Leah Forsblom, Cedar Falls High School, Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • Isaac Phillips, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • Chelsea Salinas, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas

Clubs/Organizations

  • Nikole Kost, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
  • Nely Martinez, Seguin High School, Seguin, Texas
  • Leyla Davydova, Lewisville High School, Lewisville, Texas
  • Abigail Anderson, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • Elisabeth Neely, Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, Illinois

Feature/Portrait

  • Tamah Minnis, Norman High School, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Ryan Barrett, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Stephanie Morris, Magnolia High School, Magnolia, Texas
  • Jacob Moscovitch, Westlake High School, Westlake Village, California

Junior High/Middle School

  • Brooke de la Fuente, Indian Springs Middle School, Keller, Texas
  • Jake Wong, Indian Springs Middle School, Keller, Texas
  • Lauren Reutiman, Tejeda Middle School, San Antonio, Texas
  • Gracie Hewat, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Mackenzie Mollner, Woodland Junior High School, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Photo Illustration

  • Ashlen Powell, American Leadership Academy, Queen Creek, Arizona
  • Noah Hunter, American Leadership Academy, Queen Creek, Arizona
  • Trent Packer, American Leadership Academy, Queen Creek, Arizona

School Spirit

  • LoraGrace Bing, East Jackson Comprehensive High School, Commerce, Georgia
  • Emily Castro, River Ridge High School, New Port Richey, Florida
  • Ally Bunch, Siloam Springs High School, Siloam Springs, Arkansas
  • Julia Huebert, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  • John Yaeger, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, Illinois

Sports Action

  • Arielle Wiedenbeck, Waverly High School, Waverly, Nebraska
  • Lauren Rook, Raymore-Peculiar High School, Peculiar, Missouri
  • Aleyam Maria Velazquez, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • Vi Le, Mercer Island High School, Mercer Island, Washington
  • Nicholas Kniveton, Burlingame High School, Burlingame, California

Student Life

  • Brandi Buesking, Hermann High School, Hermann, Missouri
  • Nikole Kost, Kiski Area High School, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania
  • Katherine Lenger, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Abigail Anderson, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  • Jacob Moscovitch, Westlake High School, Westlake Village, California
Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Marketing Automation Specialist for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 14 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.