Avery Peters bungee jumps from 400 feet above the ground at Action Valley Adventure Park near Cusco, Peru. Peters traveled with Rustic Pathways, which offers guided travel excursions for high school students in over 16 countries across the world.
Humoody Smith, center, plays in a fort with his best friend, Caden Keithley, at Keithley’s home in Snohomish, Wash. Smith was just 2 years old when an insurgent’s gunshot blinded him in Iraq. Now 11 years old, Smith is tackling life head-on, learning to live independently with new technologies, while at the same time being a kid.
The vivid pattern of an anonymous woman’s sari is shown against surrounding tulips during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival near La Conner, Wash. Every spring thousands of tourists visit Skagit Valley to view fields of blooming tulips.
Mossyback Morris Men group members Carter Bannerman, Ian Martindale, Geoff Martindale, and Bob Greco get ready to perform a Morris dance at the Everett Public Library in Everett, Wash. The Morris dance, a traditional British springtime pagan ritual, was said to encourage a good growing season.
Jordan Lutz laughs when friends put chickens on her head before the 4-H rabbit show at the Teton County Fairgrounds in Jackson, Wyo. Lutz placed first in the rabbit show and was also crowned the junior princess in the Rodeo Royalty Pageant.
Skyline’s Nate Hardwick (2) heads the ball during the Snohomish vs. Skyline 4A State quarterfinal game at Snohomish Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish, Wash. Skyline beat Snohomish 1-0.
High school teams warm up before the 2A WIAA Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships at the King County Aquatics Center in Federal Way, Wash.
Glacier Peak players come together before competing against Shorewood High School in Shoreline, Wash. The Shorewood Thunderbirds defeated the Glacier Peak Grizzlies 30-22.
Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate as the Seattle Seahawks score a touchdown during the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII at a party at the Historic Everett Theatre in Everett, Wash. The Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8.
Jesse Smith, 20, is a bull rider from Pinedale, Wyo. Smith lost sight in his right eye when he was 3 years old after falling on the claw of a hammer. Despite the accident, he has been a rodeo rider most of his life and competes at the Jackson Hole Rodeo twice a week during the summer. He said, “I just like going out and pressing death’s buttons, knocking on its doorstep.”
Lake Stevens High School players cheer teammate Rayne Sylvester (1) to home plate after Sylvester hit a grand slam during the 4A district championship game against Snohomish High School at Sky River Park in Monroe, Wash. The Snohomish Panthers defeated the Lake Stevens Vikings 9-5.
Pageant contestants gather together for a photo before the rodeo queen modeling and speech competitions near the Teton County Fair building in Jackson, Wyo. Competitors in the Rodeo Royalty Pageant ranged from ages 2 to 18.