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Blankenship Views Winning Photo in NYC

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Lexie Welborn, High School Journalism Team

Alumni Abby Blankenship, class of 2018, recently visited her award winning yearbook photo currently on display at the Caelum Gallery in New York City. She received third place in the "Athletes in Action" category of the Jostens 2018 National Photography Contest for her picture of MJ Loggins pulling down an airborne Bruin in the football battle against P.A. last year. Winning photos from the competition were on display at the New York gallery October 5-7 in conjunction with the All-American High School Film Festival Photography Fest.

Photos in the contest were evaluated by a panel of experts on overall quality, originality, thoughtfulness, storytelling and impact. Abby's photo was one of thousands entered from across the nation and represented one of only three schools in Arkansas which were recognized.

Abby’s photo also also took top honors in the sports photography category at the annual Arkansas Student Press Association conference in April. The winning photo can be found on page 61 of the 2018 yearbook.

Abby is a freshman at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia.