These guys were awesome to photograph. Some of the friendliest people I've been around in quite some time and the food they prepared was outstanding. I'm also vegetarian , except I supplement my veggies with chicken, pork, beef, fish, chili dogs and an occasional chocolate doughnut. Yes I'm weak.
The little guy in the center wins this regional spelling bee and sends text messages to family, friends and his teacher. 42 rounds of competition with 20 of them going head to head with another smart guy. Impressive performance. Great job!
All I can say about our community is wow. I've never seen so many people come together to help each other out after this ice storm. I think it was the worst one in my lifetime for sure. The night the storm hit we lost power and we all huddled around the fireplace to stay warm with our blankets and counted the transformers as they blew illuminating the sky with an spooky blue glow. I got to 25 before I fell asleep. Then the sound a trees and limbs snapping and crashing to the ground filled the night. We knew it would bad in the morning. You can still hear chainsaws running nearly 2 weeks later.....
Most high school gyms are lit like a cave, a dark cave. These guys play at a local church because their gym has not yet been completed. To be honest, I understand why spending the extra money to light a gym properly is not a high priority. At least the light in this area of the gym was fairly even ( it varies from place to place on the court). So you just have to get in there and make the best of it because it's not going to change.