Congratulations to the winners of this week’s Picture of the Week! Erin Gallagher won first place, Brittainy Newman won second place, Bryan Bennett won third place, and honorable mention went to Kaitlyn Dolan and Bryan Bennett!
First Place: Erin Gallagher
Hassan Abdikadir, 5, pushes his sister, Khadijo, 2, across the living room floor in a cardboard box, as she holds a paper crown from their first ever visit to a Burger King earlier in the day, on Dec. 9, 2016, in the family’s newly settled apartment in Rochester, N.Y. The Abdikadir family moved to Rochester in November of 2016 from a refugee camp in Kenya, after leaving their native home of Somalia nearly ten years prior.
Second Place: Brittainy Newman
Scott Newman, 48, poses for a portrait in his bedroom in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Dec. 22, 2016. “This is a Christmas miracle, I never thought this day would come,” said Newman after having met his biological daughter for the first time since she was born. Newman has been in and out of rehabilitation centers for alcoholism for the past twenty years. He currently works as a hairdresser and is lead vocalist in his punk band Skitzopolis.
Third Place: Bryan Bennett
Wisconsin Badgers running back Corey Clement (6) holds the Cotton Bowl trophy after defeating Western Michigan 24-16 in the 81st Annual Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic between Western Michigan and Wisconsin at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on January 2, 2017.
Honorable Mention: Kailyn Dolan
Three divers enter Hermano Pequeno cenote at Chauc Mool, on Jan. 11, 2017, in Quintana Roo, MX. Cenotes are sinkholes made from collapsed limestone and filled with water, which contain caverns and well as caves.
Honorable Mention: Bryan Bennett
Western Michigan linebacker Robert Spillane (10) is greeted by teammates after a game winning interception during the second half of the NCAA college football Mid-American Conference championship game against Ohio at Ford Field in Detroit, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. WMU defeated Ohio 29-23 and is 13-0 on the season.