Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hickory Grove Christian alum wins honors for photography

Avery Thomas found her passion for photography when she attended a high school media conference with hundreds of other students.

Each year, high school students from across the state gather for the North Carolina Scholastic Media Association's Summer Institute at UNC Chapel Hill. There, the best-of-the-best are recognized for their work in the journalism field.

Today, Avery is a freshman at UNC Chapel Hill and she continues photography as a hobby. The Hickory Grove Christian School alum is also being honored by the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for a national first place award in the academic photo division for high school journalists' yearbook competition.

Avery was one of 12 to win the national award and this is a first for Hickory Grove.
Avery Thomas’s winning photo captures student Coleman Devore in AP Chemistry. It was featured as the dominant photo for the Academics divider in the high school yearbook.