Aria Ottmueller

Valley Christian junior Aria Ottmueller is legally blind but it hasn't stopped her from qualifying for the Division IV state tournament.

By Jason P. Skoda

The Arizona Press Club had its annual awards banquet on Saturday, May 31, and the Ahwatukee Foothills News was well represented.

Staff photographer David Jolkovski finished as runner-up in the Arizona Community Photographer of the Year contest, while he finished first in Sports Action Photography and Sports Pictorial along with finishing second in two other categories.

Staff writer Jason P. Skoda finished second in the Sports Reporting Category for his feature on Valley Christian’s Aria Otmueller, who competed in pole vault despite being legally blind.

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