The APME has honored the attached photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for November 2015.
Thanks to Michael Hamtil and photo staff at the Dallas Morning News for judging this month.
Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:
"Jake May's image of high school dance team member Alexandra McKenzie captures the exhuberance of youth, cleanly and spontaneously, then backs it up with quotes in the caption that serve readers more. Of the half dozen general news, sports, and feature photos we looked at as finalists, this one in the end just had that extra something that made it pop."
Below is the link to all images entered for November and the winner is slide #9.
Goodrich junior Alexandra McKenzie kicks high as she looks back to her friends down the hallway after varsity dance team practice on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 at Goodrich High School. "I love dance," McKenzie said. "It's so hard to define why I like it as much as I do. It makes me happy. It challenges me and keeps me active. Plus, I get to wear cute outfits." (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)