CHS student Becca Bramwell’s thought-inspiring photo earns 1st place in state competition

  • Written by Leanne Christensen, RSD
CHS student Becca Bramwell from her award winning entry, “Understand Me.” Courtesy photo.
Like many students involved in high school activities, Cedarcrest sophomore Becca Bramwell has very little free time, however you won’t hear her complaining about this issue.

As the incoming Cedarcrest TSA president, (an impressive title for a sophomore student) and 1st place recipient of the TSA (Technology Student Association) Washington State Photography Award she only becomes more inspired at the realization of her commitments for the up-coming school year.

Becca has been an involved member of TSA since the beginning of her freshman year and continues to be inspired with the wide selection of educational opportunities this program provides to students.

She explains that the TSA program gives students not only the ability to create, learn and experience a variety of subjects such as: technology, art, robotics, fashion design, photography and video production but also the opportunity to make  supportive friendships, gain confidence and to build important leadership skills through the many competitions at the regional, state and national levels.

Becca’s photography entry won 1st prize at the 2012 TSA state competition.  Her project was created to help express and bring an awareness to the subject of depression which is very close to Becca’s heart.  She shares, “Depression in teens and adults affects a large population, and it crosses all cliques, and demographics throughout our schools and communities. My hope was that my body of photography work would help to be the voice for others who have lost their voice along their way...and help to make negative experiences for good.”

She expressed her deep gratitude to TSA advisor and teacher Tim Kennedy for his unwavering dedication to all students and for the “passion for photography” he instilled in her.

Along with her commitments and leadership roles in the TSA program at Cedarcrest, Becca also participates in the drama department, FFA and the art club. She is an evolving musician (having created and finished over 20 original songs), is an accomplished athlete playing soccer for 10 years, and setting five school records and placing at the state finals during her years at Tolt Middle School – quite an imposing list of credentials at any age.

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