Photography students’ hard work pays off

Recently, two OHS students took home outstanding prizes in the 2014 Olivette Photo Show at the Olivette Community Center. Olivia Greubel won first place in the experimental category and second in color, and Olivia Botonis received an honorable mention in the black and white category. They both competed with several other schools in the St. Louis area to achieve these awards.

“My students were really excited to have their work viewed and shown,” Mrs Tracy Haynes, photography teacher, said. She also mentioned that she had a total of 12 students enter the Olivette Show with a total of 24 entries.

Greubel took first place in the experimental category with her photo titled “Where Is My Mind?” which is based on a song by the Pixies. This sepia colored photo is of a polaroid camera on top of a clock.

She took second place in the colored category with “The Sentiment” which features a lawn chair with a target on it. The chair is placed overlooking her family’s hunting property that holds a special significance to Greubel.

“That was one of the places I spread my dad’s ashes,” Greubel explained.

Another OHS student who entered this contest, Olivia Botonis, was an honorable mention in the black and white category for her photograph titled “Emma.”