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Ponderosa Student Media Awards Announced

Congratulations to Ponderosa's yearbook students on their CSMA Best of Colorado Awards:

Photographer of the Year Honorable Mention: Justin Hayes  Link to Portfolio Page
1st Place Theme Package Writing: Chase Mendy, Grace Davis, Shelby Zimmerman, & Sami Rael
2nd Place Sports Spread: Sami Rael & Shelby Zimmerman
2nd Place Student Life Individual Photo & Caption: Shelby Zimmerman & Chase Mendy
2nd Place Sports Reaction Individual Photo & Caption: Dalton Tarin
2nd Place Photo/Graphic Illustration: Grace Davis
3rd Place Sports Action Individual Photo & Caption: Ethan Risley
Honorable Mention Academics Writing: Arturo Gonzalez

May 8, 2017 | By mdmurphy | Category: Ponderosa High School

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