Often, a photograph can tell more about a person, feeling or situation than words can.

It may be an expression captured, a look or feeling conveyed through the image that seems to sum up the story best.

Photos tell the story of a community.

It was extremely difficult to select only a few photos from 2015, but our editors and photographer selected the five we thought best represented comedy, youth, learning, excitement, love, faith and fun.

COMEDY: Zachary High School’s cast of “Hairspray” was colorful, talented and funny.

YOUTH and LEARNING: The Living History students at Rollins Place Elementary School were remarked about by parents and teachers for weeks after the photographs appeared.

EXCITEMENT: The Lady Bronco softball players were captured on film prior to an April game doing that thing athletes do that conveys anticipation, athleticism and excitement all rolled into one.

LOVE: A soldier returns home to his family and surprises his daughters at school. Need I say more?

FAITH and FUN: Children fired up about faith at First Baptist Church on the last day of Vacation Bible School.