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A distinguished panel of judges has selected a Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Boys & Girls Club member to be a part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 2012 ImageMakers National Photography Contest.

Najahahn Jenkins’ photos Ghost” & “See Through in the Alternative and Digital categories respectively were selected along with 18 other photographs as a winner of the ImageMakers National Photography Contest from thousands submitted by aspiring young artists in Clubs and Youth Centers across the nation.

Josh Huling heads up the ImageMakers Program at The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Central Oklahoma.

“I am thrilled that Najahahn’s creativity and dedication are being recognized on a national level,” said Megan Brown-Ellis, unit director for The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club. “I am equally proud of Josh Huling and his now multi-award winning photography program.”

The ImageMakers National Photography Contest winners will be displayed at various Boys & Girls Clubs of America conferences and will be viewed by hundreds of conference delegates throughout the year.

”We aren’t surprised at the level of talent our kids have at the Club,” said Richard White, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club. “Najahahn is one of the shining stars of Josh Huling’s photography program at the Club. We are very proud of his accomplishments and that he will represent The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club on a national basis.”

A plaque and letter from Jim Clark, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of America will be presented to Jenkins.  In addition, the image will be placed on bgca.org in the virtual gallery for viewing in the future.

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The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Commander Major Dan Proctor, center, honored longtime Advisory Board members Jay Engelbach, left, and Denver Woolsey, right, with the Life Member Award for their years of service to The Salvation Army.

Engelbach served as Advisory Board Chair from 1990 to 1993 under Area Commander Major Frank Gordon. He served as Finance Committee Chair in which he has guided The Salvation Army in Central Oklahoma through numerous challenges throughout the years. He is a partner at Engelbach Roberts & Co.

Engelbach also served as past president for The Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City, for the Men’s Dinner Club, the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and was appointed by the Governor in 2011 to the Oklahoma Accountancy Board.

Woolsey, retired CFO for Dolese Bros. Co., served as Salvation Army Advisory Board Chair from 1997 to 1999 under Major George Hoosier. He has also served as treasurer and on the Finance Committee, the Property Committee and the Executive Committee of The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Advisory Board.

He has guided The Army in Central Oklahoma though numerous difficulties. Woolsey also served at the Financial Executive Institute and received his 50-year pin as a CPA in 2011.

William Brown, owner retired of 7-Eleven Stores, was also awarded the Life Member honor. Brown is a financial supporter both personally and through his business, 7-Eleven – the largest single donor to The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command.

He hosted counter top Kettles in 101 stores during the Christmas campaigns and supported the Senior Transportation program with funding of new vans. In 1984, he was a supporter of The Capital Campaign to built the Citadel, located at 2808 SE 44th.

Brown also served for Great Expectations, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Habitat for Humanity and was past chair of The United Way.