Former SMP Editor-In-Chief Pedro Zavala makes finals of ACP competition

Tyler Hogue

Pedro Zavala, former editor-in-chief of the Six Mile Post, has recently made it into the finals of the 2014 Associated Collegiate Press Photo Excellence Contest for a photo he took for the SMP this past school year.

In this ACP finalist photo, (from left) Paige McFry, Lorrie Rainey and Caroline McWhorter celebrate Rainey's victory in the annual Turkey Run Walk Event on Nov. 20, 2013. Photo by Pedro Zavala
In this ACP finalist photo, (from left) Paige McFry, Lorrie Rainey and Caroline McWhorter celebrate Rainey’s victory in the annual Turkey Run Walk Event on Nov. 20, 2013. Photo by Pedro Zavala

The photo was taken of the winner of the 2013 Turkey Walk, an event that happens every fall semester on the Floyd campus.

Zavala said he is “honored” his work is being recognized. He said, “It was a thrilling surprise to know that the photo has made it into the contest.”

Zavala also said that he personally thought the photo was good but did not think it would actually make it to the ACP finals. He said that the competitors’ photos look very good and that it should turn out to be a good competition.

Zavala is currently attending classes at Georgia State University.