Categorized | Samantha Baker

Fayetteville Colors Day

Today I was welcomed in to my first Colors Day pep rally at Fayetteville High School. This idea is new to me – where I’m from, we didn’t have Colors Day. Our pep rallies were a seasonal event and the only time anyone was crowned for anything was for homecoming and prom (and boys were voted for positions in these coronations as well). Nonetheless, pep rallies like these are awesome! I love performances by cheer, dance and clubs. Plus, events such as this demonstrate the leadership it takes to plan or MC events for an entire school! Bravo to those involved and congrats to all SIX ladies crowned! This year, for the first time in school history, two Maids of Honor were crowned.

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I'm originally from Colorado and I was introduced to photojournalism in high school while working on the school's yearbook. In 2011, I graduated from Colorado State University with degrees in journalism and art. This is my first “real-world” job, but while in college I worked for CSU's daily student newspaper and I interned for Denver-based Westword, the Colorado Eagles (ACHL hockey team) and Johnson and Wales University. I cherish analog photography and I like to shoot on a medium-format Mamyia RB67 whenever I can. While I'm not at work, I enjoy doing all sorts of physical activities, especially mud runs and Crossfit, and I love to bake desserts (which are usually consumed by my coworkers).