Friday, July 13, 2007

Hacking the blog...


...for breaking news!!!

("ahem" -- in my best newscasting voice--)

::: This is Rachel reporting in on Bethany's blog -- since I have the password [smile], and I since I figure she's too modest to share the news. But I'm just as happy as I can be for this dear sister of mine and hope you will share in the joy!!! So now, on to the news.... :::

Yesterday afternoon Bethany opened her photography course material as usual -- only to find this special and rare award! As the Dean of the college writes,

"Every week hundreds of student Photo Projects arrive at NYI. Every week our teachers look at thousands of student photographs. Over the course of a year our staff reviews tens of thousands of student photographs.

Each week, perhaps ten to twelve student Photo Projects are forwarded to my office for review and consideration for a possible Merit Award. Some of those don't meet our high standards and hence they do not receive an Award.

Your project, however, was selected. You should be proud. It's a rare honor."

So, with my warmest congrats -- keep up the good work, Bethany!

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might."Ecc. 9:10

::: Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for your attention. :::

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congrats Bethany!!!
Rachel is right :)
You would be too modest to post that your self (smile)


P.S.
Great job on all the pics!!!

Josiah D. Wissmann said...

That is so neat. I always knew you were a good at taking pictures! It was a real honor for me that you achieved such a high award! I love your pictures, and I'll continue to help you anyway I can.
Love ya Bethany!

Gem said...

Congratulations, Bethany! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good photographs!

Happymama said...

Congratulations, Bethany. How wonderful for that!!

Nice work reporting your sister's news, Rachel. How sweet!

~Kristi

BrittLeigh said...

BETHANY!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! Wow, That is soooooooo neat! I'm so proud of you and tickled to death. You're amazing... I always knew that ;) hehe

Love you lots!!! (((HUGS)))

Jacob said...

Congratulations, Bethany!

We always knew you deserved a reward! Praise God, and may He continue to honor you as you honor Him.

Peace. --Jacob

Kaylene said...

Congratulations and happy belated birthday! I agree. Your photography beams the title "award-winning". Many blessings!

Andrea said...

Awesome!!! Wonderful! Congratulations, Bethany!!!!

Hannah said...

Wow! Congratulations Bethany! You really do deserve it, and I love how you put that verse at the bottom, Rachel. :) So fitting....
And...Happy belated Birthday! :)

Laura said...

Wow!! That's so cool Bethany :)

Doogie J. said...

Congratulations, Bethany! We have enjoyed your gift from God from a while. It is good to see it officially recognized. He deserves the Glory for giving the gift, but you deserve our thanks for using the gift to spread His message and to sometime just bring joy.

Coeur d'Court said...

I'm not surprised at all. :) You are an awesome photographer.

Kori said...

Congratulations, Bethany!!! What a great honor! Very well deserved! Your pictures are always the best! Love ya!

abi said...

Way to go Bethany!(And Rachel too, for posting!:) God is honoring your diligence in what He has set before you! Thank you for your example! HOW EXCITING!!!

Love, hugs, and smiles to you, Bethany!

Melanie said...

YAY!! This is wonderful! I am inspired and encouraged by your obvious diligence. What a blessing your photography is!

~Dustynne Noelle said...

Bethany, when I saw this post, I didn't even blink an eye.

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

Goldfish said...

WOWeeeee!! That is so so so cool!!!!!!! So do we get to see project no. 5? Congratulations! That is swawesome!

Definition of swawesome: sweet and awesome

Stephanie said...

I know you don't know me, but I just wanted to add my congratulations! I have been enjoying your photography since I found your blog...thanks for using it to glorify God and encourage others. Maybe we can see this photo sometime? :) *hint*

Kris said...

Congraduuuuuuuulations!!! That is very cool, I love you pictures, they can even make me look good...jk haha! Have a great day and I am looking forward to seeing many more pictures! God Bless

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

Congratulations Bethany! :) Your pictures are always wonderful. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Bethany!! I'm not surprised you got it w/ your beautiful photos! :) God has given you an amazing gift and I am always inspired by how you use your photography skills to bring honor and glory to Him!! Congratulations!! And thanks for letting us know about it Rachel...
Chels

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Bethany! I have really enjoyed seeing your talents and how you have used them for the Lord.

Emily & Hillary

Anonymous said...

Yay for you, Bethany!!! How exciting!!! That must've been thrilling to get in the mail! :)

Morgan

Tabby said...

Great job!!!
Can you post the pic!?
~ Tabby

Ben said...

A well deserved congratulations! I am yet another whom God has blessed through your faithful blogging!
Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. I like to take pictures myself and you photos are an inspiration. Love,
Auzzie Bethany

Rachel Marie said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Bethany!!!

I'm so happy for you! :)

Suzanne said...

Congratulations!! Now, I want to see the picture that won this award.

mindy caron said...

YEAH, Bethany!! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to see you at the bluegrass festival in a few weeks! :)

www.FamilyBluegrass.com

Elizabeth U. said...

Congratulations, Bethany!! What a honor, but somehow I'm not surprised that it was given to you!!!
Keep using your talent to glorify our Lord!!
(Oh, and thanks Rachel for letting us know!!)
See You Soon?!?! :)

KarenW said...

Congratulations Bethany!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow, I am so happy for you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. That's wonderful. Sounds like you had a great week.

Richard

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS Bethany!! That is really neat!! May God continue to bless! JConner

Kristin said...

Bravo Bethany! I love, love, love your photos and am so happy you won *big smile*

Janna said...

Congratulations, Bethany! How exciting to win that award!

Merrill said...

How exciting Bethany! Your photography is wonderful! I'm always looking forward to seeing what you will post next. Congratulations!

Johan said...

Wow! Congratulations, Bethany!
I know you don't know me: I live in Oregon, and heard you all perform in Lebanon back in April. I've been following your blog since. (I was the one who asked if your camera was the Canon EOS 5D; I was fooled by your Canon camera bag & could only see part of the back of your D70). I see you're taking a course from NYIP. Which course? Have you come across anything inappopriate in it? I am also a shutterbug, and I have thought about possibly taking a course from them.
Keep up the good work.
Johan Doornenbal

Bethany said...

Johan -- I am taking NYIP's Complete Course in Professional Photography, and though I have learned a lot, I don't know that I can recommend it. There are some indecent pictures used as illistrations, and knowing it is a secular school, I can only imagine that the images will get worse as time goes on. (They frequently update their lesson books and material.) Sorry I couldn't be more helpful! May God bless you as you pursue photogrpahy, too!