Congratulations to Emily Kask for winning First and Second place and Tom Brenner for winning third place.
Kayti Stadler, 28, lead vocalist with Key West Express and Lucky Dog, sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Erie Playhouse in Erie, Pa., on June 26, 2014.
Pfeiffer-Burleigh School seventh-grader Quintyn Rogers, 13, volunteers for a methane bubbles experiment during Chemistry Day at Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy in Erie on May 29. About 25 chemistry teachers and students from Collegiate hosted the annual event to teach chemistry through hands-on demonstrations and experiments to about 120 seventh graders from six city schools. EMILY KASK/
Pilot Brooke Owen inflates his balloon using propane during the Saratoga County Fairgrounds Balloon Glow Show in Ballston Spa, N.Y. on Friday, June 20, 2014. Owen was among several other balloons that participated in the presentation. (Tom Brenner/ Special to the Times Union)