For the 26th year, the Kenan Center in Lockport is holding the Storrs All High Photo Show, featuring the work of students from 35 high schools across western and central New York. This year's show opened with a reception and awards ceremony on Sunday. The exhibit will continue through April 22.

Lockport photographer Dennis Stierer chose the winning photographs in the exhibit, which is sponsored by The Buffalo News and individual sponsors. The 2011 Kenan Center House Gallery Exhibitions are sponsored by M&T Bank.

This year's winners are:

Best of Show

Liz Merrill, "Katelyn Lombard," Williamsville North, Grade 11

Black & White

Lisa Kowalewski, "Grey Period," Akron, Grade 11


Jeff Lavin, "Light Book Photography," Tonawanda, Grade 12


Andrew Mathner, "Right on Schedule," Amherst, Grade 12


Heather Lucke, "Glacier Bay, Alaska," Clarence, Grade 12


Danielle Szary, "Jar Jar Binks," Lancaster, Grade 12


Veronika Denisovich, "Alluring Gaze," Sweet Home, Grade 11

Still Life

Samantha Snyder, "Fruit Splash", Cassadaga Valley, Grade 12


Allison Brock, "Nala," Lewiston-Porter, Grade 11

Best Computer Generated/Manipulated

Kelli France, "Hallway," Randolph Central, Grade 11

Next Vision Award of Excellence

Kelly O'Shea, "Self Portrait," Pembroke, Grade 12

Best Documentary/Photojournalism

Christine Cockayne, "Forever Twenty-One," Newfane, Grade 12


Merit Awards were presented to:

Akron High School, Shannon Winney, "Untitled," Grade 12

Alden High School, Christina Striewing, "Untitled," Grade 12

Amherst Central High School, Matej Stetkar, "Distorted Universe," Grade 12

Cassadaga Valley, Meghan Brown, "Purple People Shopper," Grade 10

Cattaraugus-Little Valley Central School, Ron Macchioni, "Window of Ice," Grade 11

City Honors School, Samantha Peterson-Borins, "Eye of the Elephant," Grade 12

Clarence High School, Marissa Peltier, "Birds", Grade 11

Depew High School, Dana Frantz, "Terminal", Grade 11

Fillmore Central School, Thomas Rhett, "Check Mate", Grade 11

Genesee Valley Educational Partnership, Lisa Beedham, "Thrill of the Fight," Grade12

Kenmore East High School, Katie Brown, "Reduction or Rebirth," Grade 12

Kenmore West High School, Keelin Burke, "Still Life," Grade 11

Lancaster High School, Steve Meidenbauer, "Ellicott Squares," Grade 12

Lewiston-Porter High School, Jacquie Leonard, "Plug It In," Grade 12

Lockport High School, Samantha Mussari, "Seashell Blaze," Grade 12

Medina High School, Cody Stanek, "Untitled," Grade 12

Newfane High School, A.J. Messina, "Lady in Green," Grade 12

Pembroke High School, Joshua Duttweiler, "Clock," Grade 12

Pioneer High School, Jenn Conrad, "Hands", Grade 11

Randolph Central School, Taylor Wright, "The Dance," Grade 12

Southwestern High School, Sara Ryan, "A Glimpse of Light," Grade 12

Springville Griffith Institute High School, Sarah Wach, "Words to Live By," Grade 12

Sweet Home High School, Pam Koons, "The Pathway," Grade 12

Tonawanda City School, Leah Parkhurst, "The Compendium of Lost Words," Grade 12

Warsaw High School, Olivia Gelsinger, "Specific Love," Grade 11

West Seneca West High School, Hannah Kelley, "Tropical Bliss," Grade 11

Williamsville East High School, Abby Dry, "Untitled," Grade 11

Williamsville North High School, Allison Corretore, "Chaplin and Me," Grade 10

To view a gallery of photos from the All High Photo Show, go to