Senior Takane Shoji can add published photographer to his resume.
The teen submitted a picture last spring to an annual high school photography contest held by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and his photo was chosen to be featured in the calendar.
"His picture was chosen from thousands of submissions to be included in the association's annual calendar," Scarsdale Schools' Director of Public Information Vicki Presser said.
"The criteria for selection was that the picture illustrate a concept included in the typical high school physics curriculum," Presser said. "The judging was based not only on the photograph but on a written explanation of the concepts illustrated by the picture."
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According to the American Association of Physics Teachers' website, the photography contest "has provided teachers and students an opportunity to learn about the physics behind natural and contrived situations by creating visual and written illustrations of various physical concepts."
The University of Pennsylvania-bound students' winning photograph features a sunrise at Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Shoji included a paragraph explaining "the diffuse reflection evident in the light rays and he made reference to emotions found in some literature that he encountered" in his entry, Presser noted.
The annual contest is sponsored in part by Vernier Software & Technology and supported by the Committee on High Schools and the Committee on Educational Technologies.