Student Life

Student life is one of my favorite things to photograph for many reasons. 

First off, it's probably the simplest thing to capture. Whether I'm walking down the halls or in class or at an assembly, something is happening that I can take a photo of to capture the true essence of high school.

Second off, it's the student life photographs that so many people want to see themselves in. Not everyone plays varsity sports, involves themselves in clubs or shows up to every extracurricular – but everyone is a student. 

It's photos like the ones to follow that truly provide a look into what it's like to be a student at Mountain Vista.

Junior Paxton Boyer, decked in white, looks at a camera before the junior boys' poms dance during 2014 Homecoming Week. 

Senior Ben Holland emerges from the back of the Mountain Vista student section dressed like Ellen DeGeneres to shade the ThunderRidge students, who attempted to get Ellen to join in the school's Field Day activities in 2015, during halftime of the rivalry basketball game. 

The ThunderRidge, Mountain Vista basketball game was the most well-attended basketball game of the 2016 season. Students struggled to contain themselves during the rivalry game, which went into overtime before ThunderRidge took a four-point victory.

Mountain Vista's Wish Week was packed full of different fundraising events for students to participate in. One of the most popular events was the Wish Walk and color fight. Events such as the walk led Vista to break the national record for money raised, coming in over $92,000. The amount was enough to grant 12 wishes. 

Marlee, the Wish Kid at Mountain Vista High School, rides around the main gym on math teacher Bob Wood's shoulders during the closing assembly. The assembly was the first time the majority of Mountain Vista students had actually seen the child that they raised nearly $100,000 for. 

Senior Kat Cash speaks to the student body during the opening assembly of Wish Week. Cash and her colleagues in Student Leadership explained the plan for the week and riled up the crowd to commit their time and money to Marlee's cause.