Local teen, photographer may be featured on magazine cover – Valley Times-News

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A local teenager, Sydney Gray, who is a senior at Valley High School, may soon appear on the cover of Inspiring Teens magazine, thanks to Nalfandaros, a Lanett photographer who took pictures of her seniors in Sydney. If this happens, Sydney will receive a $ 1,000 scholarship and Ross will be nominated on the cover page. Valerie Gray, Sydney’s mother and executive director of the Chambers County Development Bureau, said Sydney is guaranteed a 2-3 page spread in the magazine.

“It started with Narfunda Ross of local Lanett photographer Ten 33 Photography. She and I wanted to do something unique for senior photography in Sydney,” Valerie said. I did. “And for the ongoing rejuvenation, I chose downtown Lanett. [there] And you can see the past and all of it on the factory floor. “

The factory Valerie mentioned is the old Lanett factory on Highway 29.

Ross discovered an “inspirational teen” while surfing Instagram and said it was the first time she had published her work in a magazine.

“And I did it because I learned a lot about her,” Ross said. “She inspired me during the shoot.”

Ross said he hopes to have more citizens like Sydney.

“What inspired me most about her was her spirit of making everyone happy,” Ross said. “She is selfless. That’s it. She wants everyone to get along and be happy with what they’re doing.”

Ross said Sydney was number one in Round One.

“The next round is another senior set, and the winner of Round 2 will play against Round 1,” Ross said. “I don’t know what that will be, but if I’m not wrong, I’ll announce the winner on December 31st.”

“The final round starts on the 21st,” Valerie said. “And I don’t know how many [contenders] It will be in it. So I’ll look it up next week. Voting will then begin from December 21st to December 28th, allowing people in the community, her family, and people around the world to vote for the individual they want on the cover of the magazine. “

According to Valerie, voting costs $ 5 and can be done online.

“But if people want to donate $ 1 or $ 2 to me or Narufunda, we make sure it’s voted, put that money into the vote, and all that money goes to the finalist scholarship. It will be used at the competition, “she said.

Both Ross and Valerie want to promote their hometown.

“We’re trying to promote a local store,” Ross said. “We’re trying to promote the house. The house is a heart, so we were just trying to see,’How can we get something out of nothing?’ And I think that’s how we came up with the factory grounds.

“In Narufunda’s artwork, many of these other participants I’ve seen come from larger urban areas, so we’re starting to introduce the countryside of Alabama,” Valerie said. rice field. “And I wanted to show you the countryside of Alabama, what it still looks like, and how it’s going.”

To vote for Sydney or another teen, visit https://www.inspiringteens.com/51.

According to the Inspiring Teens website, Inspiring Teens is an adult-supervised “teenager” organization. Starting January 25, 2019, we have offered over $ 75,000 in scholarships.

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