The Photography Club of Beaufort awarded the 2012 Dale Westcott Nature Award on Monday, April 9, at the club’s recent meeting. The award is given annually to local high school students for their nature photography in memory of Dale Westcott, a
club member, retired educator and avid nature photographer. Mrs. Barbara Westcott, a co-sponsor of the award, was on hand to present the checks to the students. Three area high schools participated this year and submitted a total of 65 photos.
First place was awarded to Enrique Duran from Bluffton High School for “The InBetween,” pictured above. Second place was given to Battery Creek’s Jackson Canaday for “Marsh,” seen at left. Third Place was awarded to Emma Carrol of Bluffton High School for “Floating Star Fish.” Two Honorable Mentions were awarded to Laura Roddey of Beaufort Academy for “Charlottesville” and Emma McCraken of Bluffton High for “Manning the Post.”