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Senior Ally Mattingly Documents Total Solar Eclipse

She saw eclipse photos that Mr. Summerfield had taken and thought “I can do that.” After consulting with Mr. Summerfield about how to photograph the eclipse, she discussed logistics with a host of other educators including Western Kentucky University astronomy professor, Rico Tyler; Assumption photography instructor, Gina Beirne; and AHS science teacher, Greg Smith.
“As August 21 came closer I grew more passionate about photographing the eclipse. It became a focal point for my start of the school year,“ Ally shared. “I was getting the chance to witness and study something that was greatly feared not so long ago.”
Ally describes her total solar eclipse experience as emotional. “As I watched the light fading around us and the moon's circle become distinct, I felt completely fulfilled to take part in something so extraordinary and natural, but altogether unusual,” expressed Ally.
After graduation, Ally plans to attend the University of Kentucky and double major in anatomy and another field related to physical therapy. Her love of photography won't be neglected though as she also plans to pursue a minor in photography.