From posed shots to candid snaps, Lakota’s annual “first day of school” photo contest shows the excitement and anticipation our students and families feel on the first day. From anxious kindergarteners to smiling students (and parents), and even a few sad family pets, the photos include a wide range of images.
With 392 total entries, Lakota’s back-to-school photo contest was a great district-wide celebration of the new school year. Students, staff and even some parents put on display their eagerness for a new start.
By popular vote, three photos were the most “liked” in this year’s contest and the winners of new spirit wear from the Lakota high school of their choice.
Adam Samir, a kindergarten student at Shawnee Early Childhood School, claimed first place with 363 likes (accompanying photo).
The second place photo received 250 likes and shows Rhea Misha getting ready for her first day of kindergarten at Creekside Early Childhood School.
Braylon Flowers’ photo took third place with 153 likes. He is a first-grader at Liberty Early Childhood School.
Rounding out the top five are two photos that tied, with 151 likes each. At Wyandot Early Childhood School, first-grader Alyssa Werling gave her new teacher Nancy Church the traditional “apple for the teacher” while her little brother Lucas plays in the foreground.
And the Martinez kids posed for one final shot before first-grader Malachi and kindergartener Elliani leave little sister Zoe on their way to Shawnee Early Childhood School. You can view these and many other submissions in the complete photo contest gallery.
Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo or cast your vote for this year’s contest.