A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes the story, or part of the story, behind the picture goes untold. Get a glimpse behind the lens of the camera's unblinking eye.
I've written plenty about Greg Stefanski being chosen for homecoming court, but I had to share this photo since it didn't make our print editions. The look on his and Sarah Neubauer's faces, framed around clapping hands and spotlights sums up the emotion of the once-in-a-lifetime moment.
It was a proud moment for Greg and his family. It was a proud moment for Best Buddies, only in its second year at Mukwongao High School. It was an especially proud moment for MHS as the student body rallied around their peer and lifted him to a level he probably never expected to reach.
An email circulated through the school district with a letter from a young woman who had been a penpal with Greg about three years ago. She commended the school, teachers, administration and students for their "wonderful, thoughtful, loving actions" for an "incredible young man with a remarkable sense of humor and a zest for life."
As the author of the letter stated, this moment in MHS history is an inspiration to students and schools across the nation.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes there are no words that can adequately define the moment capture in a photograph.