Through Our Eyes – Week 14

Each Thursday, WKU’s Student Chapter of NPPA brings you some of the best images of the past week taken by our very own classmates. To submit for our weekly posts, you must currently be a WKU Photojournalism student and have taken the images or produced the video within the last week (Tuesday to Tuesday). Send your top 1-5 selections to wkunppa@gmail.com by our Tuesday 6:30pm deadline and our officers and attendees will pick the best of the bunch to showcase at our open meetings every Tuesday at 7pm in Lab 127.

toepost021114_01Mustang Makeover Millionaire champion Bobby Kerr, of Hico, Texas, sits atop his mustang turned rodeo horse, Maypop at the WKU Agriculture Expo Center on February 8, 2014. Kerr has trained horses all his life but wasn’t able to do so as a career until 2011 when he stopped driving semi trucks to enter the Mustang Millionaire contest where horse trainers are given 120 days to train a wild mustang to do rodeo tricks. In 2011 he won the Fan Favorite award with his horse Poncho, and in 2012 he won the Supreme Extreme Mustang Makeover and now travels the country with his horses doing shows for different rodeo companies. “It’s like winning the lottery,” Kerr said.  JUSTIN GILLILAND

toepost021114_02Oralee Madison, 6, of Crawford, Ky., blows a bubble with her gum backstage before her entrance for the National Anthem during the Lone Star Championship Rodeo at the L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2013, in Bowling Green.  ADAM WOLFFBRANDT

rodeo wku vs  2-08_JB_01Kyle Paige, of Celina, Tenn., is thrown back while competing in the bareback bronc riding competition during the Lone Star Championship Rodeo at L.D. Brown Agricultural Exposition Center in Bowling Green, Ky., on Saturday, Feb. 08, 2014.  JABIN BOTSFORD

toepost021114_03AChris Dumas of Grand Blanc jumps for the first time at the Fenton Polar Plunge, an event that raises money for Special Olympics athletes, on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at the Fenton Moose Lodge in Fenton Township. “It’s cold, like real cold but I’ll definitely be back next year!” Dumas said after his plunge.  KATIE MCLEAN

toepost021114_04Tony Flice, 41, of Flint, a maintenance worker, snow blows the outside of the Wade Trim Building in downtown Flint on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014.  KATIE MCLEAN

toepost021114_05Chris Britton is new to the Bowling Green, Ky., fire department. The rookie has only been on the crew for five months, but he already feels his place in station one. “It took two years to get the job, after applying and going through fire school. I love being a part of the department. I feel a part of the family, like it’s my second home,” Britton said.  NICK WAGNER

toepost021114_07Harrodsburg freshman, Lane French (left) talks to Louisville freshman, Kelby Auten as they wait for the results of the Dance Project tryouts at WKU’s Gordon Wilson Hall on Friday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Bowling Green.  ADAM WOLFFBRANDT

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