Photo students win at City of Tyler contest

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Photo students win at City of Tyler contest

Lakeyvia Hill, News Writer

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In the City of Tyler Photo Contest, 11 CTE PhotoJournalism students won 34 ribbons for this year’s Parks and Recreation event. Entries were turned in during spring break and winning pieces were displayed Saturday, March 23 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center.

Yearbook students won 11 ribbons total. Hailee Latimer’s “Dance” photo 1st place and Best in Show for the Family and Friends Enjoying a Recreational Category. Latimer placed 1st with her “Oliver” photo in the Wildlife in Tyler Category as well as Honorable Mention for her “Graveyard” photo in the Flora and Fauna Category and her “Horse” photo in the Macro Category. Shayla Anderson received 2nd place for her “Ricks on the Square” photo in the Architectural Category, 3rd place for her “Daffodil” photo in the Flora and Fauna Category, and 3rd place for her “Friday Night Lights” photo in the Family and Friends Enjoying a Recreational Event Category. Joseph Marinez received 2nd place for his “Star Leaf” photo in the Flora and Fauna Category and 2nd place for his “Footprints” photo in the Abstract Category. Marinez received Honorable Mention for his “Bonfire” photo in the Outdoor Events in Tyler Category. Isela Rivera won 1st place for her “Reflection of Heaven” photo in the Nighttime Category.

“I was shocked by the results, but I am proud of my photos,” said Latimer. ” It was really exciting entering this competition.”

Newspaper students won 12 ribbons total. Laura Ramirez won 1st place for her “Liberty Night” photo in the Historical Category and 3rd place for her “Flag” photo in the Architectural Category. Ramirez received Honorable Mention for her “Football Sunset” photo in the Nighttime Category. Eddie Jones placed 2nd for his “Sideline Beauty” photo in the Flora and Fauna Category, 1st for his “Center of Attention” photo also in the Flora and Fauna Category. Jones received Honorable Mention for his photo, “Gateway to the Soul”. Elizabeth Zuniga received 2nd place for her “Let the Sun do the Work” photo, 3rd place for her “We are Family” photo and Honorable Mention for her “In the Zone” photo in the Family and Friends Enjoying a Recreational Event Category. Jennifer Thornton received 1st place for her “Wheelbarrow” Abstract photo and her “Buggin” Macro photo. Thornton also received 2nd place for her “Steve’s Morning Shift” photo in the Macro Category.

“The photography crew did an awesome job,” said CTE Director Brad Langley. “They’re are a talented group.”

Photo students won 11 ribbons total. Hailey Ray’s “What Goes Around Comes Around” photo won 1st place in the Outdoor Events Category. Ray received 3rd place for her “Downtown Tyler” photo and Honorable Mention for her “Liberty” photo in the Architectural Category. Hanna Barron’s “Skateboard” photo placed 2nd in the Outdoor Events Category and her “Downtown” photo placed 1st in the Architectural Category. Caraline Otte’s “Fourth of July” photo won 2nd place in the Family and Friends Enjoying a Recreational Event Category and her “Rock On” photo won 2nd place in the Nighttime Category. Otte also received 2nd place for her “Cemetery” photo in the Historical Category as well as 3rd place ribbons for her “Pizzeria” Abstract photo and her “Clippers” Macro photo. She also received Honorable Mention for her “Good Vibes” photo in the Outdoor Events Category.

The exhibit will remain open at the Rose Garden at 420 Rose Park Drive, in Tyler, until April 7.

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