11 students lock a finalist position in NSPA competition

NSPA finalist

National Scholastic Press Association’s Picture of the Year competition honors student photographers in six categories, including News, Feature, Sports Action, Sports Reaction, Environmental Portrait and Jr. High/Middle School.

Eleven student photographs from 2015 yearbooks printed by Balfour are among the 60 finalists for the top award.  The winner will be announced at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Orlando, Florida, Nov. 12-15.

Balfour’s eleven finalists are listed below.

Shawnee Mission North HS_Photo by Kelsie Sneegas

Kelsie Sneegas
Shawnee Mission North High School
Overland Park, Kansas
Becky Tate, adviser

 

Harvard-Westlake HS_Photy by Amanda Offor

Amanda Offor
Harvard-Westlake School
Studio City, California
Jen Bladen, adviser

 

McNeil HS_Photo by Will Nichols

Will Nicolas
McNeil High School
Austin, Texas
Theresa Proctor, adviser

 

Harvard-Westlake HS_Photy by Abbie Howell

Abbie Howell
Harvard-Westlake School
Studio City, California
Jen Bladen, adviser

 

Shawnee Mission East HS_Photo by Claire Hessenflow

Claire Hessenflow
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas
Dow Tate, adviser

 

Claudia Taylor_Photo by Emily Hermenn

Emily Hermann
Claudia Taylor Johnson High School
San Antonio, Texas
Velissa Jewett, adviser

 

Rocky Heights MS_Photo by Emily Yi

Emily Yi
Rocky Heights Middle School
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Tim Ryckman, adviser

 

Claudia Taylor-Track_Photo by Emily Hermenn

Emily Hermann
Claudia Taylor Johnson High School
San Antonio, Texas
Velissa Jewett, adviser

 

American School in London MS_Photo by Alex Gers

Alex Gers
American School in London Middle School
London, England
Shannon Miller, adviser

 

Rocky Heights MS_Photo by Katie Shanahan

Katie Shanahand
Rocky Heights Middle School
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Tim Ryckman, adviser

 

Hendrickson HS_Photo by Dolly Moon

Dolly Moon
Hendrickson High School
Pflugerville, Texas
Cari Reimer, adviser