by Mike Knaak
Sartell High School senior Hannah Bous was selected as a finalist in the 38th annual Photographer’s Forum’s College & High School Photography Contest.
Her photo, taken at the Sartell-St. Stephen school district’s homecoming parade, was selected out of 12,000 photographs from students around the world.
Bous is a teaching assistant for photography teacher Angela Heckman and has spent three years working with Heckman for the Sartell Scabbard, the high school yearbook.
Bous says her interest in photography was sparked when her brother began taking pictures for his yearbook class when she was about 12 years old. “He would teach me everything he was learning,” Bous said.
Bous said one of her favorite yearbook memories was when she took the winning photo. Her camera wasn’t working, so Heckman, “came to the rescue! She was so kind to lend me her nice camera; without it, I wouldn’t have been able to take the picture.”
Bous plans to attend St. Cloud Technical & Community College for two years to get her marketing degree. She hopes to secure a job that involves “creating any type of art.”