An Auburn High School senior has received a big award for his work in photography out of 300,000 applicants. Benji Bear was one of 16 students to receive the Portfolio Gold Medal in this year's Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. He's being recognized for his outstanding photographs. "Throughout my high school career, the two things I've identified myself with is in the science and the arts. The arts have always been, they've become part of myself," Bear says. Bear plans on majoring in chemistry in college while keeping up on his photography with a minor.
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