McCallie Student Photographers Claim 5 Of 10 Top Prizes

Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Break But Never Bend by Kyle Logan
Break But Never Bend by Kyle Logan

McCallie School students collected half of the 10 first-place prizes at the Seventh Youth Photography Contest hosted by the Photographic Society of Chattanooga. 

Senior day student Kyle Logan won top prize in the print division with his architecture photo Break But Never Bend. Other first-place winners included senior boarding student Jacob Mannino (print scapes) and sophomores Louis Lu (digital photojournalism) and Beau Sahaj (print photographer’s choice and print people and animals).

The contest featured two divisions, digital and print, with five categories in each. Nineteen schools participated and submitted a combined 706 entries. 

A list of McCallie’s award-winning photographers follows:

Kyle Logan                  1st place, Print Architecture; Print – Best in Show
Louis Lu                       1st place, Digital Photojournalism; 3rd place, Digital Scapes
Jacob Mannino           1st place, Print Scapes
Beau Sahaj                 1st place, Print Photographer’s Choice;

1st place, Print People & Animals
Spencer Hutcheson    2nd place, Digital Architecture
Shawn Paik                 2nd place, Print Photojournalism; 3rd place, Print Scapes
Jiahao Guo                 3rd place, Digital Photojournalism
Edison Sher                3rd place, Print Architecture;

Honorable Mention, Print Photojournalism
Justin Badgett             Honorable Mention, Print People & Animals
Wells Campbell           Honorable Mention, Print Architecture & Print Scapes
Ajay Romeo                Honorable Mention, Print Architecture & Photographer’s Choice
                                   Honorable Mention, Print Photographer’s Choice
Bohan Lu                     Honorable Mention, Digital Photojournalism
Binwei Xu                    Honorable Mention, Digital Photojournalism
Haida Xu                     Honorable Mention, Print Architecture
Philip Zeiser                Honorable Mention, Digital Photographer’s Choice

By Beau Sahaj
By Beau Sahaj

Normal Park 6th Grade Students Learn About 3D Printing

Normal Park 6th grade students were captivated by Alex Cruikshank as he facilitated a brief demonstration and Q&A session on additive manufacturing through 3D printing on Wednesday. A programmer by trade, Cruikshank has quickly developed a passion and strong knowledge base about 3D printing. In the demonstration, he showed Normal Park students a variety of examples of 3D printed ... (click for more)

Local Colleges Receive National Accolades

Two Chattanooga-area colleges are receiving national recognition for excellence. Covenant College and Bryan College were ranked by U.S. News & World Reports among the top 25 Southern colleges.   In addition, Bryan College ranked as the #7 best value among all Southern colleges. U.S. News calculated value based on cost of attendance for students and quality of the education ... (click for more)

Teen, 17, Charged With Aggravated Rape In Attack On 69-Year-Old North Chattanooga Runner

A 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated rape in connection with an attack on a 69-year-old runner in North Chattanooga on Monday morning. The teen was identified by Juvenile Court officials as Diontae Smartt. Authorities said he has given a confession. Smartt has a detention hearing Thursday at 12:30. The incident happened at approximately 7:30 a.m. ... (click for more)

Berke Implements New Pay Plan For Chattanooga Fire Department

Mayor Andy Berke joined the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) and leadership of the Chattanooga Fire Department to unveil the department’s new pay plan Wednesday afternoon. At a press conference at Fire Hall #1 on Main Street, Mayor Berke and IAFF Local 820 President Jack Thompson signed a memorandum of understanding which sets forth regular raises for fire ... (click for more)

Leaders Lead On Amendment 1

This week the Hamilton County Commission was faced with what I believe may be one of the most important votes they have cast during their tenure.  Granted, the vote was over a "mere" Resolution that resulted in no overt action or new law in our county.  But there are times when simply speaking Truth and taking a stand on a foundational Principle is paramount and as such ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My October Garden

Hark! It is the first day of October and, as I make my monthly stroll through the garden, I find a growing numbers of leaves and acorns. Autumn leaves are beautiful while acorns are nuts, thus you will get the idea as we make our monthly awards: A PRETTY LEAF to Phil Hughes after the Minnesota Twins pitcher came within one inning of earning a $500,000 bonus this season. The deal ... (click for more)