capture earthPADUCAH, KY (4/30/12) – Emily Hahn, 13, of Paducah Middle School has been chosen as the 2012 “Capture the Earth” Digital Photography Contest winner. The contest is sponsored each year by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) as a way to focus students’ attention on Earth Day.
 
The photography contest required Kentucky middle school students to submit an original photograph, along with a paragraph explaining why the photo represents Kentucky’s 2012 Earth Day theme of “Celebrating Kentucky’s Forests.” This year’s theme coincides with the 100th anniversary of the state Division of Forestry.
 
Emily’s picture shows a lone standing tree, photographed vertically in black and white, which survived the devastating ice storm of 2009. “The Greenway Trail is a fairly new trail off of our local Bob Noble Park,” she wrote. “Many people, like myself, go there to admire the beauty of the trees….the tree is lucky to be standing because many trees around our area collapsed due to the amount of ice that built up on them.”
 
Other students to be recognized with certificates include:
• Second place – Nate Simpson, 12, Bondurant Middle School, Franklin County
• Third place – Emma Rogers, 12, Royal Springs Middle School, Scott County
• Honorable Mention – Jade Hammontree, 13, Metcalfe County Middle School
• Honorable Mention – Ann Postolowski, 14, Gray Middle School, Boone County
 
“The annual photography contest is a way to get kids to connect with nature, to discover the beauty of our state and to think about their role in preservation, sustainability and conservation,” said EEC Secretary Len Peters.
 
As the winning photographer, Emily and her family will receive two nights lodging at any Kentucky State Resort Park, compliments of the Kentucky Department of Parks.

Student photographs may be viewed on the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s website at http://eec.ky.gov/Pages/earthday.aspx.
 
The EEC will again sponsor the photography contest for the upcoming 2012-2013 school year. Middle school students can take advantage of the growing season and warm weather this summer by taking nature pictures to have ready for the next competition.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Ricki Gardenhire

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

MPD Officers Rescue Man from Apartment Fire

MURRAY, Ky. (3/27/15) — According to a Murray Police Department report, on March 26, 2015, at approximately 7 a.m. MPD… Read More

Most Read This Week

March 27, 2015 5519

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5240

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5057

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 4988

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 4182

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 25, 2015 3949

Madisonville Man's Living Room Leap Lands Him in…

by Madisonville Police Department / Hopkins County Detention Center

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 13370

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11523

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 28, 2015 2142

Young Child Dies in Princeton Fire

by Chris Rogers, KSP
March 28, 2015 1186

Tractor Trailer Takes Out Guardrail on I-69,…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 1023

VIDEO: Shoe Charity Expands to 'Sweet Sixteen'…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 723

Commission Hears More Proposals for Subdividing…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
March 28, 2015 691

Independence Bank Scholarship Reception Held…

by Lynnsie Fulkerson
March 27, 2015 639

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Possession…

by Kentucky State Police
March 27, 2015 624

Alltech Brewing and Distilling Academy Launches…

by Danielle Palmer
March 27, 2015 547

It's Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot

by Beth Fisher
March 28, 2015 498

Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt…

by Office of the Governor
March 28, 2015 468

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News