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CCM Safety Coordinator Lora Lekos Wins Photography Award

Image of Cicada Garners First-Place Medal from State Organization - Posted 11/18/13
At County College of Morris (CCM), Lora Lekos is focused on public safety. In her spare time the environmental health and safety coordinator is an accomplished photographer whose skills recently garnered her some impressive recognition.

The New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs (NJFCC) awarded Lekos its Zoological category first-place medal in its 2013 Fall Nature competition. Her winning photo depicts a newly emerged cicada drying its wings, and can be viewed at Lekos also took home an honorable mention in the same category for her photo of a black swallowtail larva.

“I am honored that my submission was chosen by the NJFCC,” Lekos said. “The club does a great job of bringing together people passionate about photography. I’m thankful for the opportunity to showcase that passion.”

It’s the second first-place photo Lekos submitted this year. The NJFCC also named her photo “Arethusa with Beetle” first in the Botanical category in its Spring Nature competition. That photo can be found at

The NJFCC comprises more than 800 amateur photographers throughout the state, representing 27 local clubs. Lekos belongs to the Ridgewood Camera Club, which is the largest club in the Garden State and was established in 1937. Club membership spans from beginners to professionals. The organization strives to provide a friendly atmosphere conducive to the sharing, learning and improvement of photography skills.

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Photo: Lora Lekos, environmental health and safety coordinator at County College of Morris, recently won first place in the New Jersey Federation of Camera Clubs’ 2013 Fall Nature competition in the Zoological category.