Adeline Caldwell - First Day of School photo contest winner

Adeline Caldwell can’t contain her excitement to be returning to in-person school at Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School in Arden. Photo by Annelise Caldwell.

Congratulations to Arden, North Carolina, student Adeline Caldwell for winning The Biltmore Beacon’s First Day of School photo contest.

Annelise Caldwell snapped a photo of her daughter Adeline readying for her first day of school at Charles T. Koontz Intermediate School in Arden.

The sixth-grader, who says her favorite subject is social studies, hopes to be a computer programmer one day.

In the photo, Adeline can’t contain her excitement to see her friends again, said her mom, Annelise.

Outside of school, Adeline enjoys playing Minecraft and creating digital art.

As listed on her chalkboard checkoff list, her favorite food is Ramen and her favorite colors are purple and black.

As the winner of the photo contest, Adeline won a $25 gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts.

To participate in The Biltmore Beacon’s photo contests, which change monthly and feature a variety of subjects, visit The Biltmore Beacon at

This week’s photo contest theme is fall sports.

The Biltmore Beacon’s photo contests are sponsored by Asheville Christian Academy.

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