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Young Oklahoma photographer recognized

Najahahn Jenkins of Oklahoma took two photos that were winners in a national contest.
BY HEIDE BRANDES Modified: August 17, 2012 at 10:03 pm •  Published: August 18, 2012
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A panel of judges has selected a Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Boys & Girls Club member to be a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America's 2012 ImageMakers National Photography Contest.

Najahahn Jenkins' photos “Ghost” & “See Through” were selected along with 18 other photographs as winners of the ImageMakers National Photography Contest from thousands submitted by clubs and youth centers across the nation.

Josh Huling heads up the Image Makers Program at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Central Oklahoma.

“I am thrilled that Najahahn's creativity and dedication are being recognized on a national level,” said Megan Brown-Ellis, unit director for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club. “I am equally proud of Josh Huling and his now multi-award-winning photography program.”

The winning photographs will be displayed at Boys & Girls Clubs of America conferences and viewed by hundreds of conference delegates throughout the year.

“We aren't surprised at the level of talent our kids have at the club,” said Richard White, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club.

“Najahahn is one of the shining stars of Josh Huling's photography program.”

A plaque and letter from Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America will be presented to Jenkins. In addition, the image will be placed on bgca.org in the virtual gallery for viewing in the future.