LPPACS student photograph chosen, displayed in national competition
February 1, 2010
MIDLAND, Pa. – A photograph taken by Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School senior Jennifer Detchon has been selected as part of Drexel University's High School Photography contest.
Jennifer's photo, "Home Grown" – one of four original photographs she submitted for the contest – was one of only 150 chosen for display. The photo will be on display at the school's photography program gallery in Philadelphia from Jan. 30 through Feb. 27.
A media arts major from Wampum, Pa., Jen said her three years at her arts-focused high school has taken her talent and knowledge to another level. "I've learned everything here. It's been so enlightening and I feel like I've learned more here than I ever could at another high school."
The selected piece, a picture of a house in Midland "that had an overgrown front yard and Christmas lights up in August" was a black and white photo on film. Through the schools partnership with Stephen Elko Studios in Midland, students are able to study and learn about film photography as well as digital photography.
Jen is the daughter of Jim and Joanne Detchen. She is the president of the Environmental Club and a member of National Honor Society. Upon graduation this spring, she will attend Mercyhurst College to study art therapy.
Visit www.drexel.edu/westphal/academics/undergraduate/photo/ for more information on the Drexel University High School Photography Contest.
About Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School
The Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (www.lppacs.org) is a Pennsylvania public school providing a state-approved academic program and pre-professional training for grades 7-12 in music, theater, dance, creative writing, health science arts and media arts. The school enrolls 550 students from 58 surrounding school districts.
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