Photo by: Katie Kuhlman

May 2, 2017 / News / Photography

Walsworth Yearbooks announces winners of 2017 Photo Contest

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The 2017 Photo Contest ended up becoming the largest ever for Walsworth Yearbooks, with more than 4,400 entries. Thank you once again to all the talented yearbook photographers who entered!

Congratulations to this year’s top prize winners, who are each winners of a $100 Visa gift card, an award certificate and a letter from Don Walsworth:

  • Academics – Mary Kress, Hinsdale Central High School, Hinsdale, Illinois
  • Clubs/Organizations – Alyssa Vuillemin, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • College/University Elly Strueber, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois
  • Feature/Portrait – Ryan Barrett, Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Junior High/Middle School – Lauren Graham, Timberview Middle School, Keller, Texas
  • Photo Illustration – Kara Dry, Edmond Santa Fe High School, Edmond, Oklahoma
  • School Spirit – Katie Kuhlman, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Sports Action – Emily Kohring, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  • Student Life – Brooklyn Vickers, Richmond High School, Richmond, Indiana

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

Academics –

  • MaryAnn Johnson – Liberty High School
  • Madison Olsen – McCallum High School
  • Alyssa Vuillemin – Shawnee Mission East High School
  • Trinity Tillung – Conroe High School
  • Jose Romero – Lexington High School
  • Abigail Valdez – Tuloso Midway High School
  • Brandi Buesking – Hermann High School
  • Lily Madden – Blue Valley West High School
  • Shelbi Herbeck – Saugus High School
  • Eric Juarez – Crosby High School
  • Megan Bell – Legacy High School

Clubs/Organizations –

  • Sada Flores – James Madison High School
  • Jacob Moscovitch – Westlake High School
  • Emily Kohring – Shawnee Mission East High School
  • Alexandria Fliegel – Kings High School
  • Emily White – John Glenn High School
  • Rebecca Grinker – Cypress Bay High School
  • Pox Young – Lapwai High School
  • Alex Brooks – Albert M. Lowry High School
  • Zane Hudson – Legacy High School
  • Johnny Min – Concordia Lutheran High School
  • Mary Scott – Thousand Oaks High School

College/University –

  • Elly Strueber – Eastern Illinois University
  • Kayley Nicole – Lamar University

Feature/Portrait –

  • Karli Shoop – Deerfield Beach High School
  • Isabel Miller – Shawnee Mission East High School
  • Paule Ouedraogo – Midwood High School
  • Aaron Mason – Lourdes Central Catholic High School
  • Liam Sullivan – Seattle Preparatory School
  • Joey Platania – J.W. Mitchell High School
  • Brandy Hennon – Saginaw High School
  • Delilah Ochoa – Mansfield Summit High School
  • Ryan Barrett – Blue Valley West High School

Junior High/Middle School –

  • Kaley Caldwell – Harrisonville Middle School
  • Lauren Graham – Timberview Middle School
  • Reese Minnette – Crawfordsville Middle School
  • Lauren Roche – Washburn Rural Middle School
  • Sara Coulson – Redlands Christian Middle School
  • Laura Purington – Goddard Middle School
  • Eliza Hapgood – Woodland Junior High School
  • Frankie Basirico – Redlands Christian Middle School
  • Ella McCann – Woodland Junior High School
  • Seoyoon Yang – Bak Middle School of the Arts
  • Audrey Kate Schabel – Aledo Middle School

Photo Illustration –

  • Aaron Mason – Lourdes Central Catholic High School
  • Steven Palacio – Midwood High School
  • Leanna Siupinys – West Geauga High School
  • Gustavo Cardenas – Orange Glen High School
  • Sandy Cartagena – Lewisville High School
  • Thaylor Harner – Northfield Jr./Sr. High School
  • Gabe Macias – Orange Glen High School
  • Johnny Min – Concordia Lutheran High School
  • Justin Lehtinen – Blue Valley Northwest High School
  • Grace Sims – La Grange High School
  • Morgan Walton – Centreville Jr./Sr. High School

School Spirit –

  • Cierra Stark – University High School
  • Amy Wrenn – First Flight High School
  • Jose Romero – Lexington High School
  • Sergio Diaz – Bayshore High School
  • Sinead Chang – The Nueva School
  • Jacob Moscovitch – Westlake High School
  • Allison Spence – Corsicana High School
  • Kathryn Wang – Hinsdale Central High School
  • Justin Pilgreen – Lewisville High School
  • Brianna Williams – Calallen High School
  • Joon Woo Lee – Henry M. Jackson High School

Sports Action –

  • Michael Provenghi – Burges High School
  • Brandy Hennon – Saginaw High School
  • Liam Sullivan – Seattle Preparatory School
  • Arielle Bader – Berkeley Preparatory School
  • Kara Dry – Edmond Santa Fe High School
  • Adrian Pena – McCallum High School
  • Allison Spence – Corsicana High School
  • Eric Juarez – Crosby High School
  • Rae Thiemann – Shawnee Mission East High School
  • Jenny Crosby – Round Top-Carmine High School
  • Justin Garza – East High School

Student Life –

  • Venus Gutierrez – Shawnee Mission East High School
  • Katie Kuhlman – Shawnee Mission East High School
  • John Dunlop – Cedar Falls High School
  • Kara Dry – Edmond Santa Fe High School
  • Jacob Moscovitch – Westlake High School
  • Emily Kohring – Shawnee Mission East High School
  • Jenna Shelton – Prosper High School
  • Ethan Loveless – Croatan High School
  • Rae Thiemann – Shawnee Mission East High School
  • Tamera Sims – Fishers High School
  • Joey Platania – J.W. Mitchell High School
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 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.