Geneva Rhetoric School students competed in the Texas Association of Private and Parochial School’s Fall Photo State Contest. The contest offered ten different photo categories: Animals, Sports, Student Life, Formal and Informal Portrait, Cityscape/Urban Architecture, Experimental/Enhanced, Scenic/Landscape, Still Life and Waterscapes/Seascapes as well as a new Faculty category. Overall, 36 schools were represented with a total of 824 different entries in this state contest.
Senior Emma Russell earned second place and honorable mention in the TAPPS 4A-6A Animals photo category, third in the TAPPS 4A-6A Cityscape and Architecture category, second and third in the Informal Portrait category and honorable mention in the Waterscapes category.
Junior Aubrey Webb earned third place and sophomore Joshua Kupferschmid earned an honorable mention in the TAPPS 4A-6A Landscape/Scenic category. In addition, senior Riley Tippit took second place in the TAPPS 3A-6A Student Life category.
Additionally, journalism advisor Christina Hammock received Honorable Mention for two of her photos in the Faculty category.
These students are members of the Geneva Rhetoric School magazine staff, yearbook staff, cinematography staff and the student photography team.
“I’m very proud of all of the students that submitted photos to this year’s competition. They did very well in representing Geneva at the 5A level. It is so great that these students have the ability to explore photography, videography, design and journalistic writing in such depth at Geneva. The skills they are learning now will aid them greatly if they choose to pursue a career in journalism or design,” Hammock said.