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3/17/13 10:37AM

It’s Ironic: Dartmouth Graduate, Quarterback, and Current Stetson Law Student Wins

Stetson Law Student Conner Kempe wins the Ocean Conservancy photo contest People's Choice Award with his photo Edne n' Pop, depicting a kiteboarder off of the Skyway Bridge within a dark cloud, sun-ray stricken, backdrop.

It’s Ironic: Dartmouth Graduate, Quarterback, and Current Stetson Law Student Wins Ocean Conservancy Photo Contest

In an ironic twist, what almost killed him became his tool of art that won him a prize.  Stetson Law School student and Dartmouth graduate Conner Kempe won the 2013 Ocean Conservancy people’s choice award for best photo with a picture of a kiteboarder off a beach in St. Petersburg, Florida.  In 2006, top rated Florida quarterback Conner Kempe was air lifted to a regional trauma unit where he was given his last rights as a result of a kiteboarding accident. The incident brought national news coverage and discussion on improving the safety of kiteboarders.  Conner’s picture Edge-N’-Pop garnered the most votes in the contest and brought Conner Kempe the people’s choice award. http://www.facebook.com/oceanconservancy#!/photo.php?fbid=10151743060714027&set=a.159237629026.151648.102592959026&type=1&theater

 

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