Academic All-Stars photo shoot – 3:54
By Mike De Sisti - Check out a behind scenes look at what goes into photographing the Academic All-Stars. Post-Crescent photojournalist Kirk Wagner took on the annual task of arranging the photographers at a near-by park for the group photo. Post-Crescent staff writer Kathy Walsh Nufer has the demanding job of organizing the students to all meet in one place. This starts weeks in advance. Post-Crescent photojournalist Dan Powers was also on hand to assist (and to try to finagle a bird’s eye view).
Who are the Academic All-Stars?
Every spring The Post-Crescent asks high schools (30 this year) in our region to nominate high school seniors they consider their best and brightest, and a team of judges selects 15 finalists (this year there were 78 nominees) for special recognition as the Post-Crescent Academic All-Stars. In the judges’ eyes, these kids are standouts among their peers in scholastic achievement, extra-curricular involvement, leadership and character. This is the 20th anniversary of the recognition program.