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Winners of 2013 Eckerd College Winter Term Photo Contest Announced

posted on 03/12/2013

From a Buddhist monastery in Thailand to a South African game reserve, Eckerd students fanned out across the globe during the January 2013 Winter Term for an intensive month of learning and exploring. Upon their return, the 2013 Winter Term Photo Contest provided students with a chance at $1,000 in prizes. An overall award and winners in four categories (Place, Nature, People and Students) were selected from 163 submissions. Click here to view the photos taken by the winners. Click here to view all of the entries.

Cleo Warner '15, Overall winner WT photo contest

Overall Winner
Sophomore Cleo Warner, majoring in Environmental Studies, traveled to Thailand for the "Contemporary Buddhist Activism" course. Cleo had this to say about her winning photo (above):

In the mornings we would accompany the nuns in their alms runs as they walked around the neighborhood collecting the food the locals offered to them. This is a highly regarded practice as the devoted followers gain merit by offering their food to the nuns. I was struck by this little boy who appeared to be on one of his first offerings with his parents. He was noticeably shaken up from the experience, but unbelievably cooperative and showed maturity seemingly beyond his years throughout the process.

First Place - Freshman Frazier Springfield, majoring in Environmental Studies, did an independent study.

Second Place - Junior Kendal Hansen, double majoring in Human Development and Art, traveled to South Africa for the "Cultural and Natural Environments of the World" course.

First Place - Junior Michael Freeman, majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies, traveled to Austria and the Czech Republic for the "Arts in Vienna, Salzburg and Prague" course.

Second Place - Junior Sara Fish, majoring in Economics, traveled to Bulgaria for the "Sacred Byzantium" course.

First Place - Freshman Claire Pfeifer, double majoring in Creative Writing and International Studies, traveled to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia for the "Business and Multicultural Adventure" course.

Second Place - Sophomore Leah Bilski, double majoring in Biology and Italian, traveled to Italy for the "Language Immersion in Sicily" course.

First Place - Sophomore Raquel Rubin, majoring in Environmental Studies major, traveled to Guatemala on her own to volunteer at the Semillas de Amor orphanage.

Second Place - Sophomore Trent Adamson, majoring in Biology, traveled cross-country for the "Ghost Ranch: Abiquiu, New Mexico" course.

The Winter Term Photo Contest is co-sponsored by the Office of Admission and Office of Marketing and Communications.

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