Pagosa Springs High School’s Digital Photography class would like to send a sincere thank you to Michael Pierce of The SUN. He recently won a contest sponsored by the Colorado Press Association in which he entered a half-page advertisement demonstrating the strength and endurance of our great state in the face of this summer’s tragedies (wildfires and the Aurora shooting). Having won the competition, he graciously donated his winnings to the Digital Photography class at PSHS. This donation will contribute to this class’ growing need for materials as the appeal for careers in media arts continues to grow. Anyone interested in donating funds or in-kind donations to the high school photography department should contact high school art teacher, Clint Shaw (email@example.com).