FIRST PLACE
Trisha Brinkley

Caption:Majesty
Student:Trisha Brinkley
Grade:6
School:Teed Elementary, Kuna
Teacher:Evanow
Statement:When I think of looking to the forest, I think of the majestic trees and wildlife. Even if you look to the sky, you can still see the forest. The forest and trees are important to the clean air we breath, and we wouldn't be able to live without it. The forest really is majestic.

FIRST PLACE

Bailie Gehring - Honorable Mention

Caption:Salmon River View
Student:Bailie Gehring
Grade:6
School:Prairie Middle School, Cottonwood
Teacher:Renee' Eckert
Statement:The Lone Pine photo of Salmon River is almost in my back yard, the picture is taken only 2 miles from my house. Salmon River has a great meaning to me because my grandpa used to own cattle range on Salmon River, in fact it was located just around the last bend in the river in the picture.
Hailey Russell - Honorable Mention

Caption:Waterfall wisdom
Student:Hailey Russell
Grade:5
School:Grangeville Elementary Middle School
Teacher:Ms. Wisdom
Statement:We camped near this waterfall by Rocky Bluff in the forest. I love finding little and big waterfalls when we are camping. The water was running really quickly here and looked to clear and pure.
Megan Wrigley - Honorable Mention

Caption:Gnarly
Student:Megan Wrigley
Grade:5
School:Fremont H. Teed Elementary, Kuna
Teacher:Jeremy Santoro
Statement:"Look to the forest. Look to me. I sheltered Tendoy and countless pioneers. I inspired Pinchot and Roosevelt and trained Armstrong. I framed the past and am now gnarled and scarred. Megan, my future is uncertain. I look to you for inspiration, training and shelter for future generations."
Hailey Russell

Caption:Buzz on over here
Student:Hailey Russell
Grade:5
School:Grangeville Elementary Middle School
Teacher:Ms. Wisdom
Statement:This bee was enjoying wild yellow roses in the forest near Kooskia. I love when the wild roses in light pink, dark pink and yellow come out throughout Idaho County each spring and summer. When I am camping in the woods I always look for little creatures like this bee and try to take pictures.
Abby Keeley

Caption:Looking up into a pine tree
Student:Abby Keeley
Grade:5
School:Longfellow, Boise
Teacher:Vicki Elkins
Statement:When I look to the forest I see my backyard. This picture is right outside my door.
Bailie Gehring

Caption:Salmon River View
Student:Bailie Gehring
Grade:6
School:Prairie Middle School, Cottonwood
Teacher:Renee' Eckert
Statement:My great-grandparents lived on the Graves Creek Road leading to Salmon River which gave me the idea to have my mom drive me down there and take pictures for this contest. I like this picture because of all the colors the rain brought out that day.
Whitney Hawkins

Caption:Sun shining through the clouds on to the tip of a pine tree
Student:Whitney Hawkins
Grade:6
School:Gate City Elementary, Pocatello
Teacher:Mrs. Mayes
Statement:This photo is related to the forest because it shows a tree with the sunlight just doing what it does best: Being beautiful.
Trisha Brinkley

Caption:Forest Splendor
Student:Trisha Brinkley
Grade:6
School:Teed Elementary, Kuna
Teacher:Evanow
Statement:The forest brings life to our state, and to the precious beings in the state. If you look into our forest you will find life.
Megan Wrigley

Caption:The Moonwalk
Student:Megan Wrigley
Grade:5
School:Fremont H. Teed Elementary, Kuna
Teacher:Jeremy Santoro
Statement:I walked through Craters of the Moon, to a garden of lava and Limber Pine. I found a small tree I named Patty. She was small and insignificant but with steadfast courage; no trees nearby and cinder for soil. I look to the forest and Patty for inspiration and example.
Kara Justice

Caption:Blue skies in the forest
Student:Kara Justice
Grade:5
School:Summit Elementary, Jerome
Teacher:Mr. Nauman
Statement:Look to the forest for a fun vacation filled with blue skies.
Hailey Peel

Caption:FORESTS ARE EVERYWHERE
Student:Hailey Peel
Grade:5
School:Ross Elementary, Kuna
Teacher:Lana Little
Statement:If you look outside in your own backyard you may find a forest of your very own.
Whitney Hawkins

Caption:Green Trees. Blue Sky. Make the Connection
Student:Whitney Hawkins
Grade:6
School:Gate City Elementary, Pocatello
Teacher:Mrs. Mayes
Statement:This picture makes me smile because you can see how the trees are actually helping the sky to be so pretty.
Hailey Peel

Caption:A PATH TO THE FOREST
Student:Hailey Peel
Grade:5
School:Ross Elementary, Kuna
Teacher:Lana Little
Statement:An adventure into the forest. Down every path and around every corner you never know what you might find.
Quanita Wilson 1

Caption:Priest Lakes Forest in Priest Lake Idaho
Student:Quanita Wilson
Grade:6
School:Riverside Middle School, Riverside
Teacher:Mrs. Sierchio
Statement:While looking into the forest you may see some wonderful things such as the chimney rock around Priest Lake, that generations have enjoyed to look at still to this day.
Quanita Wilson 2

Caption:Unique house in the middle of the forest
Student:Quanita Wilson
Grade:6
School:Riverside Middle School, Riverside
Teacher:Mrs. Sierchio
Statement:The forest around Priest River shows some wonderful fall colors that people surround themselves by.
Note: Photos are sorted by date received. Exceptions are winner & honorable mention.    


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