(ran PW PS editions)
By John Pendygraft
"We'll never get over this," Denice Mercer, 19, said in August during a candlelight vigil for her sister, Lori Crist. Lori, a 16-year-old Ridgewood High student, was hit by a car and killed on Little Road in New Port Richey the day before. Denice clutches Lori's shirt. MORE FAVORITE PHOTOS, PAGE 3
Here's pie in your eye
By Jack Rowland
Students, including Lauren Aguis, buried their heads in plates of pudding during Spirit Night in October at Ridgewood High. Lauren eventually came up for air, which was when this photo was taken. When I saw the whites of her eyes, I knew I had my shot. The photo makes me laugh.
By Toni L. Sandys
Jody Moore gets thrown during the bull riding competition at the ninth annual Odessa Rodeo and Festival in April. Most rodeo photos seem to focus on the riders. Here, the charging bull looks as if he's tossing a rag doll.