Last week, Cole photography and journalism students traveled to attend and compete at the JEA/NSPA national journalism conference in Chicago with over 6300 students from across the United States.
Junior, Raquelle Bennett competed in the Photography Portfolio division at the conference and was one of only three students in the country to receive a Superior Rating. The portfolio competition is the most difficult and competitive division, usually reserved for seniors, as students may only enter once in their high school career.
Raquelle's portfolio consisted of art-inspired portraits that were created in both her commercial photography and AP art photography classes. While judges encouraged her to remove the single life-style portrait, they were very impressed with her technical skill combined with her variety of creative approaches to all other images in the portfolio.
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Fort Sam Houston ISD is requesting our parents' cooperation in completing the annual Impact Aid Survey Form. A letter explaining the reason for the survey and the survey form have been sent home with the students. The form is asking for information as of September 7, 2018. Please complete, sign, and return the form to your child's campus by Friday, November 9. A separate form is needed for each student. Your cooperation with this necessary form is greatly appreciated!
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The district has a new podcast - The Fantastic Folks of FSHISD. Listen to it to get to know some of the wonderful folks who make up our great district. From the boardroom to the classroom and every place in between, we have some incredible people in our district with some incredible stories to tell! And, it's all brought to you by our wonderful high school technology interns. Click the headline above to listen online or search for the podcast on Google Play or Spotify. (Coming to iTunes soon!)
The Fort Sam Houston Museum in the Quadrangle hosted the inaugural opening for the Cole High School Photography gallery on August 9th. Nineteen current and former photography students had 26 images featured in this first exhibition. Click on the headline above to check out the full article on JBSA News.