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Liberty student wins first place in SCC Photo Contest

Angila Lee’s image of a killdeer protecting her eggs captured first place honors and $100 in a Somerset Community College photo contest. The Nash Black Photography Awards are hosted by the college’s Fruit of the Lens photography club and are presented in conjunction with East Kentucky PRIDE and SCC’s Earth Day Celebration. Winners were announced Sunday, April 23.

Lee, of Liberty, is a student at SCC where she is majoring in Visual Communication: Multimedia.

 “This is a great photograph that fit perfectly with the theme for this year’s contest: ‘Birds & Friends,’” said photography club sponsor Cindy Burton.

Burton said that Lee’s image was one of several great photographs submitted to the contest.

Denny Longsworth, of Frazer, took second place honors and a $50 prize for his photograph “Red, White and Blue,” of an Eastern Bluebird. He also captured Honorable Mention recognition for his photo of an American Goldfinch. A retired postal worker, Longsworth has been involved with photography for many years.

Lisa Marie Wilson of Russell Springs won third honors with a up-close image of a spider and its web. Presley Adams of Somerset captured fourth place honors with her colorful photograph of a Blue Jay.fruit of the lens logo

Also taking honorable mention honors were Casey Keaton with her image of a thoughtful cat and Charlene Perkins’ picture of a well-balanced cardinal. Both are from Russell Springs.

The Nash Black photography awards honor photo club founding members Irene Black and Ford Nashett. The Russell County couple publishes under the pen name, “Nash Black.”

The Fruit of the Lens photography club provides a setting where SCC students, staff and faculty can come together with the community to share digital images and discuss photography. To join the club, send an email request to

Angila Lee's winning photograph called "Killdeer protecting her eggs"



Angila Lee’s winning photograph, “Killdeer Protecting Her Eggs.” Lee is an SCC student from Liberty.






Denny Longsworth's second place photo called "Red, white and blue"





Denny Longsworth’s second place photo, “Red, White and Blue.” Longsworth is a former SCC student who resides in Frazer.







Lisa Wilson's photo of a spider "hanging around"



Lisa Marie Wilson, of Russell Springs, took third place honors with her photograph of a spider, “Hangin’ Around.”





Presley Adams photo of a blue jay



Fourth place honors went to Presley Adams of Somerset for her photo of a blue jay. Adams is a Somerset resident.






Nash Black award winners in SCC's Fruit of the lens photorgraphy contest

Nash Black award winners in SCC’s Fruit of the Lens photography contest recognized at the college’s Earth Day celebration on April 23 were (from left) Charlene Perkins, honorable mention; Presley, Adams, fourth place; Denny Longsworth, second placed and honorable mention; and photo club founding members Ford Nashett and Irene Black. The Nash Black Photography Awards are named in their honor.