Northwest NEWS

September 20, 1999


Woodinville family wins big at fair


(Left to right) Joshua White, 11; Rebecca White, 15; Matthew White, 19.

   Matthew, Rebecca, and Joshua White, children of Rich and Sharon White of Woodinville, came away from the Evergreen Fair carrying an armful of rosettes for their accomplishments in 4-H Photography. After a full year of shooting photos on trips, at 4-H photo shoots and around Woodinville, they were able to choose 38 of their best pictures to enter in the fair.

   Matthew, a freshman at Shoreline Community College, entered a photo of a shot-put competitor in the snow, which won him Grand Champion, Best of Show, Best of Division, and Judges' Choice in the photojournalism category.

   "These three years in 4-H Photography have been great. I am taking Photography at Shoreline and hope to enter Open Class Photography at the fair next year," Matthew said. His other awards included Reserve Grand Champion, Senior Champion, Judges' Choice, Viewers' Choice and a Special Award.

   Rebecca, a sophomore at Inglemoor High School, entered a black and white bridal shot of Kathy Moore, which won her Best of Show, Best of Division, and Judges' Choice.

   "I know this is a big dream, but I would like to major in photography and someday be an international photographer," she said. Rebecca was also awarded Senior Champion and two Creative Awards.

   Joshua, a sixth grader at Cottage Lake Elementary, entered a black and white shot of a WWII Lookout Post in Oregon that won him Best of Division.

   "This year I want to learn about slide photography and continue taking photos of different animals," he said. Joshua also received Grand Champion for the second time and Junior Champion.

   Visitors to the Puyallup Fair can see eight of the Whites' entries in the 4-H Photography Barn.