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Winning Photographs

A photography class at West High School (WHS) showcased student talent at the 2017 CaliforniaStreaming Digital Photography Contest. Sophomore Anthony Cervantes entered a photo titled “Downtown Bakersfield” and was selected as one of 8 winners from over 650 photos submitted by students across California.

Anthony Cervantes winning photograph.

Cervantes’ winning entry is the first ever from Kern County and one of 15 entries submitted by WHS students under the direction of Terrence Banks. In addition to Cervantes’ win, 2 students in the class were selected as Finalists, and 4 students were given “Honorable Mention” accolades.

John Lenko is the CaliforniaStreaming Kern County representative and delivered the winning certificates and prizes to the students. Cervantes took home a special action package which included a GoPro camera and accessory kit for his first place win. He says these will really come in handy as he explores combining his love of skateboarding and photography in his future business plans.

Cervantes and John Lenko.

CaliforniaStreaming is an educational digital media resource library that holds a photo contest each year. The annual winning submissions are added to the content library.