Photos of the Year: 2014 winners: POY student: 2014POY_13_11

Student Photographer of the YearCarolyn Van Houten, UNC Chapel HillCasey attended her final high school prom with her mother Janice at Forest Park High School on April 26.  Although many people with autism are overwhelmed by loud noise and wild lights, Casey loved to dance with her mother to the music and watch her classmates interact.  Her brother Emerson, who attends Forest Park, was also there with a group of his friends.  Janice said, \{quote}I honestly think she felt like Cinderella or Belle that day and if it takes me going with her to make that happen, it is worth it to me.\{quote}

Student Photographer of the Year

Carolyn Van Houten, UNC Chapel Hill

Casey attended her final high school prom with her mother Janice at Forest Park High School on April 26. Although many people with autism are overwhelmed by loud noise and wild lights, Casey loved to dance with her mother to the music and watch her classmates interact. Her brother Emerson, who attends Forest Park, was also there with a group of his friends. Janice said, \"I honestly think she felt like Cinderella or Belle that day and if it takes me going with her to make that happen, it is worth it to me.\"