Paducah Middle School student – Emily Hahn, 13 – won the 2012 “Capture the Earth” digital photography contest sponsored by the Energy and Environment Cabinet.
This year’s theme was Celebrating Kentucky’s Forests.
Here’s the winning photo:
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It’s a tree that survived the 2009 ice storm. “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
These kids are why Kentucky can have nice things.