Vol State TRIO Students Win National PhotoEssay Contest

Submitted on November 02, 2010 at 2:15 PM

Students in the Volunteer State Community College TRIO Student Support Services program picked up awards in a national competition. TRIO Quest invites TRIO students from around the country to participate in one or more of three web activities: Media Quest, PhotoEssay, and TRIO Sites. John Fields of Hendersonville won the Silver Award for his PhotoEssay entitled "The Last 300 Miles" and Helen Nash of Goodlettsville won the top prize, the Best of Contest Award, for her PhotoEssay entitled "A Different Kind of Hunt".

Three other Vol State TRIO students advanced to the Quarterfinalist round of the PhotoEssay competition: Corrine Aguilar, Carol Bazenet and Shellie Leach.

The PhotoEssay competition requires students to create written material that is enhanced by images that are manipulated for the web and that support the overall theme of the written material. 2,000 TRIO students participated in the 2010 TRIO Quest activities sponsored by the University of Washington. TRIO Quest was first funded by the Department of Education to encourage TRIO students and programs to begin to master 21st century learning skills.

TRIO is a federally funded grant program that provides educational and learning support for college students. For more information about the Vol State TRIO program visit: www.volstate.edu/TRIO

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Pictured: Helen Nash won Best of Show and John Fields won the Silver Award in the national competition.

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