Palm Beacher Lily Capehart wins national photography award

Lily Capehart

Palm Beacher Lily Capehart wins national photography award

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lily Capehart of Palm Beach has become an accomplished photographer by age 13, winning a national award.

Her photography teacher at [OMITTED], where Lily is a seventh-grade communications major, submitted Lily's photo of a baby elephant, shot last summer in the Serengeti, to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Lily won a Regional Gold Key Award and a National Silver Award for the photo.

Baby Elephant by Lily Capehart

By Jan Ferlisi
Daily News Staff Writer

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lily Capehart of Palm Beach has become an accomplished photographer by age 13, winning a national award.

Her photography teacher at [OMITTED], where Lily is a seventh-grade communications major, submitted Lily's photo of a baby elephant, shot last summer in the Serengeti, to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Lily won a Regional Gold Key Award and a National Silver Award for the photo.

More than 140,000 works of art and writing were submitted to the regional scholastic awards program. Lily's work is among only 1,000 that received national honors.

The award ceremony will take place in June at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan.

Lily is the daughter of Dina and Lucien Capehart. The family donated a framed 16-by-20-inch copy of the photo to the nonprofit Rare Species Organization, proud mom Dina Capehart said, and it is also available for purchase at Paul Fisher Gallery in West Palm Beach.

 


National Merit Scholarship finalist - Phoenix Kushner has been named a National Merit Scholarship finalist. She is a communications major at Dreyfoos School of the Arts, where she is a senior. She is on the Speech and Debate team and is co-editor of Seeds literary magazine. She has been accepted at Brown University. Her mother is Alexandra Kushner Wasil, director of marketing for Palm Beach Opera.

Student film finalists announced - The Palm Beach County Film and Television Commission has announced the finalists of the Palm Beach International Film Festival's annual Student Showcase of Films, the largest statewide film competition for Florida students with more than $25,000 in cash and scholarships awarded each year.

Winning student films are screened during the film festival.

In the Feature/Short and Documentary category, high school winners are:

* David Harrison, of the Design and Architecture Senior High School, for The Last Laugh

* Savannah Winchester, of Dreyfoos School of the Arts, for Wednesday

* Alex Mitchell, of Suncoast Community High School, for Flowers.

Another Dreyfoos student, Nick Sivertson, won in a separate category.

College students who won in the same category - Micah Ranum, Sou Yun Sim and Max Adams - all attend Florida State University.

The placement of the finalists will be announced at the Student Showcase awards, starting at 10 a.m. April 28 at the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach Community College in Lake Worth. The awards committee expects more than 700 students to attend the environmentally themed ceremony, which will include a set made from recycled materials, including 14,000 plastic bottles.

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