LBHS Photo Students Focus on Success

Long Beach High School junior Jovanna Vicente and sophomore Charles Mandell received awards in the Photographic Federation of Long Island Youth Showcase competition. They were formally honored during a ceremony held on April 2 in Westbury. Jovanna won first place in two categories, and Charles earned a third place honor.

Jovanna’s top distinctions were achieved in the categories of Photojournalism-Prints and People/Animals–Prints for her pieces, “Rizal Boulevard” and “Girl in the Rain.” Charles was recognized in the category of Photojournalism-Digital for his “City Sounds” image.

Both students will now advance to the Photographic Society of America, an international contest.