Local students win top photography awards

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Bluffton High’s Marc Slape’s took home top honors with his  photograph “Flamboyant Stripes” in the annual Dale Westcott Memorial Nature contest held recently.

Each year the Photography Club of Beaufort awards prizes to the best nature photographs submitted by area high schools.  This year more than 75 black & white and color photographs were submitted, by their teachers, then  judged by club members at their March meeting.  Awards were presented at the Monday, April 8 club meeting by Mrs Barbara Westcott in memory of her late husband who was an educator and avid nature photographer.  Mrs. Westcott also announced that in 2014, Dale’s son Donald Westcott would be creating an additional nature award.  The specific subject will be announced later this year with the input of the high school teachers.

"Pick Me, Pick Me!" by Jayde Little
“Pick Me, Pick Me!” by Jayde Little

Ribbons and checks were also awarded to the following students:

• Battery Creek students took both second and third Place: “Untitled” by Chelsea Lynn  and “Pick Me, Pick Me!” by Jayde Little, pictured at right.

• Two Honorable Mentions were awarded to “Happiest Place On Earth”  by Grace Stewart of Beaufort Academy (and Island News columnist!) and “Winter Scene”  by Tina Hanna of Bluffton High School.

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