Portraits of Learning(2)

12/15/2003 5:00:00 AM

In our third annual Portraits of Learning student photography contest, Technology & Learning editors were overwhelmed by both the quantity and the quality of submissions. As we examined more than 200 digital photos from students across the country, we had a hard time holding back our exclamations of wonder and delight. In many cases the contest theme, "learning with technology," was personified by the entrants themselves: most of the winning photos were snapped with digital cameras, and almost all were digitally enhanced using photo editing software.

There were far more print-worthy entries than we could fit on our pages, but the winners we selected in each of three grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school) demonstrated artistic and technical sophistication well beyond their years. Turn the page and join us in recognizing the accomplishments of these talented students.

Elementary School Winners

Middle School Winners

High School Winners

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Elementary School Winners
First Place

Hats Off

Stephanie Fiore, Grade 4
Clear Springs Elementary School
Minnetonka, Minn.

Led by media specialist Mary Jane Narog and art teacher Cherie Dowd, fourth- and fifth-grade students in an after-school program at Clear Springs discussed examples of portrait photography, then worked in pairs to create their own digital portraits. After being photographed by partner Rachel Lehman, Stephanie used photo editing software to add color and contrast to her portrait.

Second Place

I Lost the Battle

Dylan Sempel, Grade 4
Clear Springs Elementary School
Minnetonka, Minn.

Scary Ghost

Reynaldo Hernandez, Grade 5
Wolcott Elementary School
West Hartford, Conn.


Andrzej Budz, Grade 5
Wolcott Elementary School
West Hartford, Conn.

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Middle School Winners
First Place


Andrew Edge, Grade 7
Woodward Academy Middle School
College Park, Ga.

Encouraged by instructor Janie Tutterow to capture movement on film, Andrew used a disposable camera to take several frames of a friend jumping into the nearby Chattahoochee River. After selecting this as the best shot, Andrew scanned the image into his computer and experimented with photo editing software to make the picture black and white.

Second Place

Bet You Can't Find Me

Arne Bast, Grade 8
Millennium Middle School
Sanford, Fla.

New Perspectives in Writing

Caitlin Adamowicz, Grade 8
Millennium Middle School
Sanford, Fla.

Briand the Scuba Diver

Tevin Roane, Grade 8
St. Veronica's After-School Academy
Baltimore, Md.

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High School Winners
First Place

The Moonlit Descent

Corinne Mudge, Grade 12
Cincinnatus Central School
Cincinnatus, N.Y.

After studying lighting as part of a multimedia class, Corinne discovered her school's stairwell was the perfect venue for an examination of light and shadow. Her unique perspective on the everyday was captured with a digital camera.

Second Place

Impaired Vision

Kimberly Bowen, Grade 11
Schaumburg High School
Schaumburg, Ill.

Hum V

Josh Meyer, Grade 12
Sparta, Wis.

Self Portrait

Oscar Contreras, Grade 11
Schaumburg High School
Schaumburg, Ill.

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