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Area students place in digital photography contest

Worthington student Ariana Jeffers earns first place in the nature and landscapes category with her purple phlox photo. (Photo by Ariana Jeffers).1 / 3
Worthington student Ashley Noerenburg earns first place in the elements of design category for her photo of what looks like a stained glass masterpiece. (Photo by Ashley Noerenburg)2 / 3
Area students fared well in a recent photography competition. Photographs recognized in either second or third in their category include: Katelyn Meyer, Worthington, Second Place Elements of Design (top left); Abigail Bannor, Worthington, Second Place Nature and People's Choice (top right); Leah Schmidt, Heron Lake Okabena, Second Place People (bottom left) and Honorable Mention Nature and Landscapes (bottom right).3 / 3

MARSHALL — Five area students’ creative eyes earned them recognition in a recent digital photography competition.

Sponsored by the Southwest West Central Service Cooperative, area students from Worthington and Heron Lake-Okabena earned awards.

Worthington students Ariana Jeffers and Ashley Noerenberg earned first-place honors in categories “nature and landscapes” and “elements of design,” respectively.

Worthington students Abigail Bannor and Katelyn Meyer earned second-place awards for their “nature and landscapes” and “elements of design” photos. Bannor also earned a people’s choice award for her photo.

Leah Schmid, a HL-O student, earned second place for a photo in the “people” category and honorable mention for a “nature and landscapes” photo.

Other contestants who placed in the Top 3 in the contest categories included students from Montevideo and Mountain Lake Christian.

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