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February 26, 2020

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

Top Honors Earned by Texas High School Commercial Photography Students during ATPI Conference

Texarkana, TX – During the Association of Texas Photography Instructors Winter Conference on February 21-22 in Austin, TX, Texas High School photography students took top honors for their work. The annual conference allows students the opportunity to participate in hands-on classes related to all types of photography and video and to compete in on-site contests.

Taking top individual awards were:
Abby Bunch: Honorable Mention Self Portrait;

Margaret Debenport: First Place Cropped Competition; First Place Photojournalism Advanced Portfolio; Second Place Picture Package; Excellent Self Portrait; Third Place Digital Editing;

Abby Elliott: Third Place Art Advanced Portfolio; Honorable Mention Self Portrait;

Bailey Groom: Second Place Art Advanced Portfolio;

Brooke Knight: Superior Self Portrait;

Assad Malik: First Place News Video;

Jonathan Naples: Third Place Photojournalism Advanced Portfolio; Honorable Mention Self Portrait;

Caden Rainwater: Excellent Self Portrait; Third Place Beginning Portfolio;

Hollan Reed: Honorable Mention Beginning Portfolio;

Kaitlyn Rogers: First Place Art Advanced Portfolio;

Peyton Sims: First Place Picture Package; Second Place Beginning Portfolio; Honorable Mention Self Portrait;

Allyson Smith: Honorable Mention Beginning Portfolio; Honorable Mention Digital Editing;

Sophie Spakes: Honorable Mention Art Advanced Portfolio; Honorable Mention Picture Package;

Merideth Stanfill: Superior Self Portrait.

Team Awards include:
Third Place for School Portfolio: Team of Margaret Debenport, Bailey Groom, Hollan Reed, Kaitlyn Rogers.

Third Place for B.I.G. 72 Video: An on-site, 72-hour contest where students work around a given theme for bragging rights on the best-on-the-spot program.

Honorable Mention School Portfolio: Team of Abby Elliott, Caden Rainwater, Peyton Sims, Merideth Stanfill.

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PICTURE IDENTIFICATION:
Front Row (left to right): Assad Malik, Allyson Smith, Sophie Spakes
Middle Row (left to right): Hollan Reed, Abby Elliott, Peyton Sims, Jonathan Naples, Caden Rainwater
Back Row (left to right): Bailey Groom, Kaitlyn Rogers, Margaret Debenport, Merideth Stanfill

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