November Photo of the Month winners announced


Thank you to all students who have participated in the monthly photo challenges. We’ve seen dozens of excellent photos, so keep up the great work. Below are the results for November. 


1st Place: Jaden Fields, Webster Grove

Caption: Senior Ryan McKittrick was among the almost 600 students who showed support for the Varsity soccer team as it faces the Summit Falcons in the State quarter finals on Nov. 22, at Soccer Park in Fenton. Summit won 2-1 in the last minute of play. The Statesmen went on to win State third place with a 3-0 victory over Neosho on Nov. 23, at Soccer Park. Photo By Jaden Fields

Judges’ Comments: Excellent exposure and focuses on one person while still capturing the emotion that is going on in the background. Great detail in the caption as well, but would love to see a quote included as well.


2nd Place: Hannah Schuh, North Kansas City High School

Caption: PRACTICALLY PERFECT Junior Abiagael Parks poses as Mary Poppins, along with the rest of the cast. Mary Poppins was the first production performed in the new Performing Arts Center after two years of construction. “This show had a lot more challenges to overcome, especially with flying and the new auditorium, so I feel like in that regard we really stepped it up this year,” Parks said.

Judges’ Comments: The photographer captured a lot of great expressions. I like how the arms are bringing the focal point to the middle. Overall, good exposure. Strong caption as well.


Honorable Mention: Maggie McKinney, Notre Dame de Sion

Seniors Emily Rine, Munachi Okuagu, Helen Willis and Reilly Jackoboice enjoy the fundraiser at Chicken N Pickle Nov. 3. The fundraiser was held to benefit teen suicide awareness and the event raised over $55,000. “This is a topic that is notorious for being swept under the rug,” Okuagu said. “It was time for a change and for people to speak up.”

Judges’ Comments: I liked that you captured so much emotion on their faces and the interaction between the subjects. Be careful on the caption wording. Avoid inserting opinion, such as the word “enjoy” in the first sentence.



Photos must be taken between December 1-31. All submissions are due at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31. One photo submission per publication. Winners will be announced by January 10! See all details and the submission entry link here on the MIPA website. Happy photo taking!