[EDITORâ€™S NOTE:Â The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor â€“Â 10-year old Isabel Herbruger â€“Â who hasÂ beenÂ submitting storiesÂ and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. She also has three brothers on the Highline wrestling team. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting â€“ for consideration, please email yours toÂ [email protected]!] Photos and StoryÂ by Isabel Herbruger, age 10 Dear Pirates and fans, This concludes my adventures in Pirate Wrestling for this year (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): This season, I learned a lot about taking better photos and writing good stories to go with them. The more I learned about wrestling moves, the better I got at knowing when something exciting would happen. I also learned a lot about camera settings and a little about which lens to use. My photos got less blurry during the season and I kept getting lots and lots of great shots each week instead of just a few great shots. It was really neat to be able to give each of the Seniors a special photo of themselves during the season at their award ceremony. I even had a nice photo college I was able to share with each of the coaches. I was surprised when they thanked me at the award potluck. I am also very thankful for the help from the following people this season who helped me accomplish all of this:
- Mr. Scott Schaefer from The B-town Blog, for publishing my photos and articles.
- Mr. David Willoughby from Seamont Athletics, for advice on taking better shots and granting permission to upload photos to that site. He was also helpful in helping get the media pass for State.
- Mr. Conor Laffey from WIAA, for taking a chance on me and granting a one day media pass at State to take photos. I hope I exceeded his expectations.
- Ms. Box, the Highline High School Athletic Director, who said I was worthy of the media pass at State because I take good photos.
- Mr. Kurt Howard, who loaned me a lens during the season and a special lens during State to help me take even better photos. He also spent time giving me pointers on how to change my camera settings in the different school gyms.
- The Pirate Coaches, they let me follow them at tournaments and matches. I really felt like I was part of the team, even though I was way too young!