Duncanville High School senior Cynthia Rangel received first place honors for her sports photograph in the Rocky Mountain School of Photography contest. The photo shows Pantherette senior Madison Townley diving for the ball during post-season action.
Veteran Sports Illustrated photographer Peter Read Miller judged the sports category and said this about Cynthia’s photo.
"99 percent of basketball action is just players going to the goal,” Miller said. “This is real action and shows real alertness on the part of this photographer."
Cynthia’s photograph beat out 400 others in the sports category. This year, more than 800 students from 46 states in the U.S. and more than 16 countries submitted photos for the contest. Congratulations, Cynthia!