Let me preface this by saying I’ve consulted with a few people I trust, took into account what regular OKC Central readers thought, and then, quite frankly, went with my gut.
It wasn’t an easy decision. Any of the six finalists could have been chosen. I loved all of them, and every photo submitted showed good perspectives of downtown.
I think our skyline is getting better and better. I love the life I see on our streets – life that didn’t exist 20 years ago. Our downtown is filled with great stories – stories I love to tell. And though I may come off as a bit jaded and cynical, I’m ultimately a sucker for a happy ending. I chose the photo where I believed there was a great story to tell – one I hope Courtney Nixon will share with me soon…
As an aside, thanks to all who participated in this contest. It’s great to see such interest in the first Starlight Supper, and I hope all of you get to learn more about the challenges and opportunities ahead with the great kids at Emerson High School.