Eye of Summer


Xan Shivers, a 17-year-old senior at Montevallo High School and a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Alabama, received the opportunity of a lifetime this summer after being one of 18 teens to win the ImageMakers National Photography Contest, earning her an all-expenses-paid trip to the Sony Electronics Headquarters in San Diego.

Shivers traveled to San Diego in July, but she is still basking in the experience.

“I was really kind of in shock,” says Shivers, who made it to the regional stage of the contest last year. “I didn’t think I would win because I wasn’t really sure what they were looking for and wasn’t really sure what was a great picture. I just never imagined something like that so big happening to me.”

To read more about Xan Shivers’ winning photo, check out the October issue of Shelby Living. Find your copy here.