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Sparta Photography Student Takes First Prize at CCM Competition

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Brandon Ancis with his first place peice Entrapped
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Sparta High School finalists
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Entrapped by Brandon Ancis
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SPARTA, NJ – Sparta’s photography program was well represented at the annual Community College of Morris photo competition. Brandon Ancis took first place for his work “Entrapped,” winning a $300 gift certificate to Unique Photo in Fairfield. 

Sparta’s Titiana Estevea-Ingram also took honorable mention.

Sparta had a third of the more than 800 of entries.  The students from Sparta are

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  • Zach Belasco,
  • Amanda Bounds,
  • Juilia Zerhoniak,
  • Adrian Espinosa,
  • Bridget Froding,
  • Jane SOsik,
  • Brendan O’Hara,
  • Kylie Piacentino,
  • Sarah Veasey,
  • Matthew Dolecki,
  • Olivia McEntee
  • Allison Struble,
  • Mitch Coyle

Photography teacher Christy Graham said, “Every year I have my students enter into the CCM photo competition and this year I am so proud that 13 of them made it in to the finals out of hundreds of entries.  They have worked so hard this year and their work quality really showed thru among other high schools in Sussex and Morris County. Seeing their work on display in a gallery setting is always a huge honor and I love seeing how happy it makes the feel.” 

https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gifThe judges were members of the CCM Photo Club.  The organizers said there were more than 800 submissions from dozens of high schools from across New Jersey.  They selected 52 for the exhibition.  

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