There is nothing more exciting than the start of a new school year.

With area students headed back to class Monday, the Empire-Tribune is asking for first day of school photos.

The photos can mark the first day of pre-school and kindergarten to high school and college - we just want to celebrate with you.

Submissions will be included online at and in next Sunday's edition of Lifestyles.

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.

Send photos to Please include the name of the student, grade, and what school they are attending.