IT Academy Olympics

For the past three years, Northwestern Michigan College’s computer information technology department has hosted an event called the IT Academy Olympics. High school students attending career tech programs come to NMC for the all day event. They are assigned teams and rotate through various challenges, with the highest scoring teams taking home some fun (and usually geeky) prizes.

I’ve been their photographer for the past two years, and even though I’m on my feet all day, it’s a lot of fun and time just flies by. I do wish I had a more recent camera (still using a Canon Rebel t3i), just so my indoor ISO wouldn’t be so grainy, but that’s something to worry about in the future. Here are some of my favorite images from this year’s event.

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NYC Trip

I went with the White Pine Press staff to a journalism conference in New York City last week. Traveling there was less-than-fun, as a nor’easter hit the day we flew out. We ended up delayed for about 12 hours, and eventually re-routed through another airport. Everything else went smoothly after that ordeal, and we had a nice time checking out the city the few days we spent there. Our hotel was in Times Square, so it was a great location for bopping around between and after panels.

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