by Adachi Amaram (Chesterfield)
Senior music major Gaby Davenport (Chesterfield) recently received recognition from the Annual Drexel University High School Competition for her photography piece emergence. Drexel University, located in Philadelphia, PA, hosted the photography concert for high school students only and the judges selected 100 photos to be put on display at the school and the top three won an award. First place received $500, second place obtained $250 and third place was awarded $100. “My photo didn’t place but it was one of the ones selected to be put on display,” said Davenport.
Gaby stated that she found out about the competition from Ms. Lyons who urged her to submit, but she was also familiar with the school because she was applying to Drexel for college. Regarding the message behind her piece Gaby said, “I guess it can mean whatever you want it to mean. I just got an idea in my head and it kept evolving… Of all the photos I submitted, I’m glad they chose ‘emergence’ because it’s definitely my strongest piece.”
Gaby explained, “I found out my photo was selected to be displayed in early December. I was really surprised and obviously excited. My parents were thrilled.” Congratulations to Gaby and her recognition, here’s to more to come!