March 2, 2017

Todd Marshall
Director of Communications,
Marketing and Development
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Multiple Awards Earned by Texas High School Commercial Photography Students during ATPI Conference; Program Receives First Place Overall in Photojournalism and Sports Photography

Texarkana, TX – Texas High School Commercial Photography travelled to the University of Texas at Arlington on February 24-26 to attend the Association of Texas Photography Instructors Winter Conference. During the conference, students had the opportunity to participate in hands-on classes related to all types of photography and video and to compete in on-site contests.

As a program, THS Commercial Photography earned First Place in Photojournalism, First Place in Sports and Second Place in Architecture Photography.

Taking top individual awards were:
Lauren Maynard – Superior Rating for Self Portraits, First Place in Advanced Portfolio, First Place for Digital Image, Second Place for Picture Package and Two Honorable Mentions for Digital Image
Kaitlyn Gordon – Third Place for Picture Package
Alyssa Kift – Third Place for Beginning Portfolio
Kayleigh Moreland – Honorable Mention for Advanced Portfolio
Auryeal Parker – Honorable Mention for Self Portraits
Racheal Sizemore – Honorable Mention for Beginning Portfolio

Team Awards include:
First Place for School Portfolio – Team of Alyssa Kift, Kayleigh Moreland, Racheal Sizemore, Angela Valle).

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Front Row (left to right): Kayleigh Moreland, Kaitlyn Gordon, Angela Valle, Lauren Maynard, Racheal Sizemore, Clint Smith (Teacher)
Back Row (left to right): Dawson Kelley, Alyssa Kift, Auryeal Parker, Laurel Wakefield.

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