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Prescott College Student Wins Scholarship for Nature Photos
Willis Peterson Scholarship
A $1,000 Willis Peterson scholarship was recently awarded to Prescott College student Ana June. According to the scholarship requirements, the winning student must "show promise and insight into seeing the beauty of nature and environmental issues through the medium of photography."
June first attended Prescott College in 1990, but her life path diverged from the collegiate. When she decided to go back to school, she entered Prescott College's limited residency undergrad program for working adults. She expects to graduate in May with a focus on creative writing and humanities.
June says about her interest in photography: "I originally became enamored of photography in high school many eons ago, but didn't get serious about it until 2001 when I starting shooting nature macros to try to heal myself following the demise of my first marriage. Got my first digital camera in 2006, and just ramped it up from there!
I'm a native of Prescott, though I grew up in Santa Fe, NM, and both my parents are Prescott College alums. I was originally a PC student just out of high school in 1990, but only lasted about 6 months. Too much independence too soon! After many years of living, creating a career (I'm a graphic designer, writer, and photographer) and raising my kids (not quite done there, but they're all big now!), I decided last spring to finish up what I'd started. I'll be graduating in May with a degree in Creative Writing/Humanities."
June's success was also mentioned in the Daily Courier.