Oh, snap!

CHHS holds inaugural Snapshots and Stanzas contest

Center Hill students expressed their creativity March 22 at the school’s first Snapshots and Stanzas poetry, spoken word and photography contest.

“It was a fundraiser for the literary magazine, inkstained., and to raise money for the publishing of it,” said Michelle Jones, the lit mag’s adviser. “This is the first year we have offered CHHS students to have the opportunity to share poems, short stories, photos and art.”

Haley Parker, a senior, won first place in the poetry category. Seniors Tyrance Martin and Amanda Reese won second and third place, respectively.

In the spoken word category, seniors Jake Lankford and Zakeya Dodson tied for first place.

There were several winners in the photography contest. In action, senior Savannah Downing won first and third place. Lee Jackson Smith, junior, won second place.

In the category of people, Smith won first place. Parker won second place, and junior Randi Terry won third place.

In the category of animals, Smith won first place, sophomore Jonathan Jolley won second place, and Terry won third place.

In the things category, Parker won first, Terry won second, and Smith won third.

Downing won Best in Show.

“We hope to make Snapshots and Stanzas a yearly event,” Jones said. “Next year, we hope to add short films as a category in the contest.”

The literary magazine, to be published later this spring, is a sister publication to The Pony Express. Snapshots and Stanzas was emceed by Sherrice Wright, Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper. The Center Hill Jazz Band performed at the event, held in the school’s PAC.