Hilton Head Island High School senior Jessica Smith has won one of the country's top awards for young artists, according to the Beaufort County School District.
Smith won a Silver Award and $5,000 during YoungArts Week in Miami. She and 150 other students from across the U.S. competed. They were selected from 5,000 applicants in nine visual, literary and performing arts.
Much of Smith's photography features her younger siblings, who she said have become comfortable in front of the camera. Smith plans to study photography in college and is still deciding which one to attend.
YoungArts is the core program of the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts.