High school students were encouraged to take photos on their class trips, Oct. 3-6, for the Octagon’s annual Class Trip Photo Contest. They entered by posting their pictures on Instagram and tagging the Octagon. The top three places were chosen by photo editor Jacqueline Chao based on image quality and caption creativity, and the students were awarded $20, $15 and $10 gift cards from Temple Coffee.
Third Place: Sophomore Savannah Rosenzweig (Photo by Savannah Rosenzweig) Sophomore Jewel Turner plays with trip chaperone Jason Kreps’s dog at Greenhorn Ranch in Quincy, California, on the last day of the trip. “We were having some free time and hanging out near the pond, and I just decided to take this photo” Rosenzweig said. Sophomore Naomi Turnbull commented, “They look so cute!” On Instagram the photo was captioned: “You’ll never know if you don’t go. You will never shine if you don’t glow.”
Second Place: Junior Nate Jakobs (Photo by Pria Nijhar, posted by Jakobs) A group of seniors and juniors relax in a skate park in Ashland, Oregon, on the next-to-last day of their trip. They decided that it would look cool taking a picture as a group, so Nijhar took the photo. On Instagram the photo was captioned “The Fall Collection.”
First Place: Freshman Sarina Rye Sarina Rye A group of freshmen play with a dog on Rodeo Beach in Marin County on the second day of their trip. “Everyone was out on the beach playing,” Rye said. “It was cold, and I didn’t want to get wet, so I went around taking photos. I thought the pictures would turn out badly because of the sun and the fog, but they turned out really cool.” On Instagram the photo was captioned “fog makes for a better picture.”