Eight local high school students were honored for their award-winning photographs at the Sweetwater Authority (Authority) Board Meeting on April 26. The winners were selected from a group of 62 students from high schools across the South Bay who submitted 148 entries for the Authority’s High School Photo Contest.
“The Board is proud to support this annual contest, and looks forward to seeing the entries and continued involvement from our local high school community,” said Board Chair Hector Martinez. “We are continually amazed by the talent and photography skills of students in our service area and we encourage residents to go to see the photos at the Bonita Museum and Historical Society.”
The following students took top honors:
1st Place: Cristian Ramirez, Hilltop High School, Grade 12
2nd Place: Averie Acosta, Bonita Vista High School, Grade 10
3rd Place: Daniel Hernandez, Hilltop High School, Grade 9
Black & White Category:
1st Place: Averie Acosta, Bonita Vista High School, Grade 10
2nd Place: Allison Reyes, Bonita Vista, High School, Grade 11
3rd Place: Stuart Nelson, Hilltop High School, Grade 12
Honorable Mentions were awarded to 4 additional students for their outstanding submissions.
The winning photos are displayed at www.sweetwater.org/photocontest2023, and at a special exhibit at the Bonita Museum & Cultural Center.