A photo of a beach scene in France by Caroline Fletcher, a senior at , has captured a second place in the 2012 Washington State High School Photography Competition -- and now graces bottles of Jones Soda.
Last summer Caroline visited France on an International Rotary Club Youth Exchange, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kirkland, and took many photographs. The terrific shot (attached) she took at at Oleron, an island off the Atlantic Coast of France, was one of 39 finalists out of a total of 4,200 entries from 87 schools, earning second in the documentary category. It was also named a Jones Soda Award winner.
The photo was entered at the suggestion of Juanita High photography teacher Barbara Kalhor. Caroline and her mother June Fletcher attended an awards ceremony June 7 at Museum Quality Framing in Seattle.
The photographs are exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum in December and January, and the Tacoma Art Museum in September.
The Washington State High School Photography Competition began in the 1980s as a grassroots effort by several high school instructors, and since has grown into a major competition with several local sponsors, including Kenmore Camera.
Kirkland Patch congratulates Caroline Fletcher -- great shot!