2003-11-07 / Community

Student Photogs Enter WaMu Competition

Student Photogs Enter WaMu Competition


Victor Boanah, center, looks at the LCD screen on the back of the digital camera as his teacher looks on. Torrean Haskins, left, also took a turn at working the camera.Victor Boanah, center, looks at the LCD screen on the back of the digital camera as his teacher looks on. Torrean Haskins, left, also took a turn at working the camera.

Grant-winning students from Brian Piccolo M.S. 53 were given a digital camera and the assignment to capture candid shots of public servants at work – part of Washington Mutual and the New York Historical Society’s "Home of the Free" competition.

Math Facilitator Ellen Lee secured the grant for the students, and Art teacher Norma Allende led them on several excursions with their brand new camera.

Students visited a local firehouse, their school’s dental office, and took photos on the street to complete their assignment. All of the pictures they submitted can be viewed at www.WaMuHomeoftheFree.com.


Maya Cherry takes a shot of a local firefighter in action. It took the students a few tries to time the cameras shutter delay properly.Maya Cherry takes a shot of a local firefighter in action. It took the students a few tries to time the cameras shutter delay properly.Felix Quayson shoots up at a firefighter coming down the firehouse pole.*photo entered in competition.Felix Quayson shoots up at a firefighter coming down the firehouse pole.*photo entered in competition.

M.S. 53 teacher Norma Allende directs her student photographers.M.S. 53 teacher Norma Allende directs her student photographers.Firefighter Paul Neuman descends the pole in his house.*Firefighter Paul Neuman descends the pole in his house.*

Firefighter Al Trinidad on his way down the firehouse pole.*Firefighter Al Trinidad on his way down the firehouse pole.*Firefighter Joseph Cusumano takes a non-emergency call.*Firefighter Joseph Cusumano takes a non-emergency call.*

Dr. Beauvoir Abellardo performs dental work on a young patient.*Dr. Beauvoir Abellardo performs dental work on a young patient.*School Food Services Worker Mary Champion does a little clean-up.*School Food Services Worker Mary Champion does a little clean-up.*

Sanitation workers Kevin Lane and Ceferino Gonzalez working nearby M.S. 53.*Sanitation workers Kevin Lane and Ceferino Gonzalez working nearby M.S. 53.*

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