Sydni’s Photo Essay

Sophomore Candace Jennings sniffs the freshly bloomed roses on raised beds in front of Kenwood Academy.
Sophomore Candace Jennings sniffs the freshly bloomed roses on raised beds in front of Kenwood Academy.
The blue skies of Chicago shine come out to play, along with the 8th period gym classes, who weren’t obligated to dress.
The blue skies of Chicago shine come out to play, along with the 8th period gym classes, who weren’t obligated to dress.
Kenwood students enjoy the warm weather outside on a clear spring day, during 8th period.
Kenwood students enjoy the warm weather outside on a clear spring day, during 8th period.
8th grader VaChanta Simms holds conversation with others while sitting during 7th period gym.
8th grader VaChanta Simms holds conversation with others while sitting during 7th period gym.
8th grader Jordan Casper runs with glee while on a trip to the nearby corner store.
8th grader Jordan Casper runs with glee while on a trip to the nearby corner store.
A dandelion blooms in the midst of the lush green leaves from a near-by tree on the track.
A dandelion blooms in the midst of the lush green leaves from a near-by tree on the track.
8th graders Miaa Cheeks and Aaliyah Lovelace walk towards the Kenwood campus after a walk around the Hyde Park area.
8th graders Miaa Cheeks and Aaliyah Lovelace walk towards the Kenwood campus after a walk around the Hyde Park area.
A redbud tree in full bloom, being showcased on a clear, sunny day in Chicago; behind Kenwood academy, near the track.
A redbud tree in full bloom, being showcased on a clear, sunny day in Chicago; behind Kenwood academy, near the track.
With the yellow school buses in the background, and a clear sky set as the scenery, the 8th period gym classes enjoy a warm day outside, while tossing around a football.
With the yellow school buses in the background, and a clear sky set as the scenery, the 8th period gym classes enjoy a warm day outside, while tossing around a football.
Kenwood students enjoy the spring climate by throwing a football back and forth on a clear day.
Kenwood students enjoy the spring climate by throwing a football back and forth on a clear day.

Photo Story

The leaves on the trees bloomed, the flowers flagrant, and the sky cloudless. After a long and grueling winter, spring has finally approached Chicago. As the weather becomes warmer and increasingly consistent, many people tend to gravitate toward the outdoors.

Chicago’s 2014-12015 winter was a brutal one like never before, and was compared to the blizzard of 2011, where Chicago saw almost as much as 20 inches of snow in one falling.

Kenwood also plants flowers in the raised beds out in front with bright, eye-popping colors. Tulips, roses, and daisies are just some of the plant life located outside the building.

In the back of the school, though, there are many trees; but one sticks out, the redwood tree. Its beautiful purple leaves and the wide-set wingspan make it a sight to see at Kenwood.

Kenwood is home to many students, many of whom enjoy the spring weather. Gym classes usually go outside for class to soak up the sun; people tend to hang around Hyde Park more than usual. Students also walk around to the store and try to race back, so as not to miss their ride!

The life after death concept of the photos is shown through the bountiful amount of nature and the playful nature of the students having fun in the sun.

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