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Fanwood Library Announces Teen Photo Contest Winners

Teen photo contest winners with Mayor Colleen Mahr and Dan Weiss at the Fanwood Memorial Library Credits: Courtesy of Fanwood Memorial Library

FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood Memorial Library has announced the winners of its first annual Teen Photography Contest.

The contest category was Your Town Through Your Eyes, and it was open to Scotch Plains-Fanwood students in grades six through twelve. The library was overwhelmed by the entries it received and selecting the two winners (one High School student, and one from the Middle School) was a very difficult decision.
The 2018 winners are:
Grand Prize - High School:

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  • “Growing Up in Fanwood” by Sophia Rosahl (Grade 12, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School)
Grand Prize - Middle School:
  • “Connections” by Thomas Metzger (Grade 7, Park Middle School)
Honorable mentions:
  • “There’s No Place like Home” by Nic Turner (Grade 8, Park Middle School),
  • “Night Life” by Ryan Eng (Grade 9, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School)
  • “Grasshopper Shadow Duality” by Peter Shih (Grade 9, Academy of Allied Health Sciences)
  • “The Joy of our Neighborhood” by Catie Wilson (Grade 8, Park Middle School)
  • “We Come as a Community and Leave as a Family” by Erica Lee (Grade 8, Park Middle School)
  • “Coloring Rain,” by Mia Schmidt (Grade 9, Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School)
  • “Mystic Morning” by Delaney Connolly (Grade 8, Park Middle School)
Mayor Colleen Mahr, Library Director Dan Weiss and library staff and trustees were on-hand, along with the families of the recipients, as the awards were presented by the Fanwood Library Board of Trustees at their March meeting.
All the award-winning photographs are currently on display at the Fanwood Library, and are available to view online at  Each grand prize winner received $50.00, and $10.00 was awarded for each honorable mention. Students will also be presented with their photo printed on canvas to take home once the display is over.

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