BC 376 E Caballero

First Place Winner: Elysse Caballero, 12th Grade
Community Health Advocates School at Augustus F. Hawkins High School, Los Angeles, CA

Each year, the LegiSchool Project invites California high school students to submit a photograph illustrating what California looks like and means to them from their point of view. The “California Through My Eyes” photography contest allows students to exercise their creativity while at the same time, think critically about what California symbolizes.


Submissions to the photo contest reached a record number this year, 520 photos!   The photo submissions were excellent and selecting 5 cash winners was extremely difficult.  A huge thank you to the photo contest judges: Sacramento State’s Media Production Specialist, Jessica Vernone; Photographer and Design Coordinator, Bruce Clark; and interim LegiSchool Director Elisia Hoffman.

The photos awarded top honors will be on display at the State Capitol building on the 3rd floor of the annex from July 10 – August 10.  A sampling of the winning photographs is below. To view the all the winning photos online check out the LegiSchool Blog.