FIRST PLACE
Jamie Newsome

Caption:Looking up
Student:Jamie Newsome
Grade:8
School:IDEA, Moscow
Teacher:Amy Clark
Statement:I was at Idler's Rest, at the foot of Moscow Mountain. While laying on the forest floor, in a natural indent, I looked up and was amazed at what I saw.

FIRST PLACE

Alexis Banks - Honorable Mention

Caption:Tiny Details
Student:Alexis Banks
Grade:8
School:Donald J. Hobbs Middle School, Shelley
Teacher:Mike Winston
Statement:When I think of a forest, I think of all the details: birds harmonizing, critters scurrying, insects scuttling about; all the strands that weave into one big forest, brimming with life. Trees are what give that life to any forest, while majestically guarding and sheltering, and each is intricately beautiful.
Nathan Burr - Honorable Mention

Caption:I'm Watching You
Student:Nathan Burr
Grade:8
School:Teton Middle School, Driggs
Teacher:Brad Street
Statement:We live on a creek and have a large deciduous forest behind our house. Every winter the great gray owls come and live here. They hunt out in the fields on the other side of our road and live in the forest.
Benny Carlisle - Honorable Mention
Caption:Grow where you're planted
Student:Benny Carlisle
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I look to the forest I see trees that have it easy. That is growing with good soil and enough water. This tree has managed to grow straight through the concrete in front of my house in Jerome, Idaho. Despite all its hard ships it has managed to survive.
Quentin Ferring - Honorable Mention

Caption:Forest's Have Hearts
Student:Quentin Ferring
Grade:7
School:Mountain Home Junior High
Teacher:Mrs. Gordon
Statement:The forest is essential to life, as is a heart to animals. The roots of the tree are like its heart. When you look into a forest, you should think about life, calm, and serenity, not that it is a source of firewood or energy. Like us, forest's have hearts.
Brianne Moodie - Honorable Mention

Caption:Fog Blanket
Student:Brianne Moodie
Grade:7
School:West Jr. High, Boise
Teacher:Susan Hawke
Statement:In both of my pictures I chose to show the majesty of Idaho forests and the heart, that lies underneath the wood, away from the dirt, that rests in the clean air. Trees are only a small part of what makes the Idaho forests unique to Idaho.
Jace Peterson - Honorable Mention

Caption:Apple on a Wooden Table
Student:Jace Peterson
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This is an apple on a wooden table. The apple and the table both came from trees as did many things in the background of the picture. I believe the picture shows how we look to the forest inside our homes.
Maddy Baker

Caption:Winter Wonderland
Student:Maddy Baker
Grade:8
School:River City Middle School, Post Falls
Teacher:Kevin Hauck
Statement:I went into the park and took this pictures inspired by the snow-dusted beauty right before my eyes.
Maddy Baker

Caption:A Peek at a Snowy Wonderland
Student:Maddy Baker
Grade:8
School:River City Middle School, Post Falls
Teacher:Kevin Hauck
Statement:I love the way I took this picture through the branches. It makes it seem "from the outside looking in."
Logan Mozingo

Caption:Young Fir Braving the Elements
Student:Logan Mozingo
Grade:8
School:Grangeville Middle School, Grangeville
Teacher:Bernadette Edwards
Statement:I took this picture by my home in Grangeville.
Logan Mozingo

Caption:Snowy Day
Student:Logan Mozingo
Grade:8
School:Grangeville Middle School, Grangeville
Teacher:Bernadette Edwards
Statement:I took this picture waiting down at the bottom of our driveway, waiting for the bus. (Grangeville)
Michael Wilson

Caption:"Fir"tastic Idaho
Student:Michael Wilson
Grade:8
School:Grangeville Middle School, Grangeville
Teacher:Bernadette Edwards
Statement:I was snowboarding at Grangeville's snowhaven and saw this view and had to take a picture!
Nathan Mason

Caption:I really am looking forward to this contest
Student:Nathan Mason
Grade:8
School:Teton Middle school, Teton district
Teacher:Brad Street
Statement:I really love nature, and I used to take pictures of things out side, and this contest got me right back up on it.
Kelsey Cooper

Caption:Tulips and Wood Chips.
Student:Kelsey Cooper
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This is a photograph of three tulips in a bed of wood chips in my back yard. The wood chips help to hold the water for the tulips to grow in Jerome, Idaho. The wood chips and tulips are just another reminder of what lays beyond the forest.
Jamie Newsome

Caption:Into the fog
Student:Jamie Newsome
Grade:8
School:IDEA, Moscow
Teacher:Amy Clark
Statement:I was walking down this road, near Idler's Rest, and saw its beauty.
Madison Beckstead

Caption:Past the Trees
Student:Madison Beckstead
Grade:8
School:Preston Junior High School, Preston
Teacher:Dawna Gleason
Statement:If we didn't have water there wouldn't even be any trees or any life at all so I included both part of a tree and water in the backround to show that there would be no forest without water.
Nathan Mason

Caption:I really liked this picture out of all the ones i picked.
Student:Nathan Mason
Grade:8
School:Teton Middle school, Teton district
Teacher:Brad Street
Statement:This photo is from by my house, it is really snowy up here so it is mostly white not green.
Brooke Armenta

Caption:"Frame of Time"
Student:Brooke Armenta
Grade:8
School:Homedale Middle School, Homedale
Teacher:Mrs. Martin
Statement:I was using the tree branches in front of me to frame my Great Grandfather's barn he built. I was remembering when I use to swing from a rope and land in the loose hay with my cousins inside of it.
Wyatt Dewey

Caption:One of Idahos Wonders
Student:Wyatt Dewey
Grade:8
School:Grangeville Middle School, Grangeville
Teacher:Bernadette Edwards
Statement:I was driving my ATV and when I looked across the valley I knew how lucky I was to live here, and took this picture to always remember it.
Aylee Andersen

Caption:A special tree.
Student:Aylee Andersen
Grade:7
School:Hobbs Middle School, Shelley
Teacher:Janet Evans
Statement:I love a lot of trees, but this tree is cool to me because of all the branches coming out of the base in a fairly close form to a spider web.
Aylee Andersen

Caption:A fun playground
Student:Aylee Andersen
Grade:7
School:Hobbs Middle School, Shelley
Teacher:Janet Evans
Statement:This is a fun playground we have in our backyard. It goes with this category because it is made of wood and is in nature as well as being a playground.
Veronica Lancaster
Caption:The Helpful Fence
Student:Veronica Lancaster
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I look past my dog in my back yard I see the fences that keep my animals safe. See even though we donít have forests in Jerome, we still have all of this wood. I am thankful for that wood.
Samantha Chaplin

Caption:Fir
Student:Samantha Chaplin
Grade:8
School:GEMS Middle School, Grangeville
Teacher:Mrs. Edwards
Statement:I took this Photo outside my Grandfathers house.
Shaelyn Cuevas

Caption:Beauty in the world!!!
Student:Shaelyn Cuevas
Grade:7
School:Vision Charter School, Caldwell
Teacher:Mrs.Ballanger
Statement:When I look at forests I see beatiful streems surrounded by beautiful trees making the forest stand out!
Nathan Burr

Caption:Sunset on Relay Ridge
Student:Nathan Burr
Grade:8
School:Teton Middle School, Driggs
Teacher:Brad Street
Statement:This tree was very interesting. It was a dead tree and is part of the cycle of the forest, from sapling to death.
Mykel Church

Caption:Serenity
Student:Mykel Church
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Junior High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:Look to the forest for peace and beauty. Whenever i feel stressed, looking at the natural beauty of nature always calms me down.
Ethen Frost

Caption:Home Sweet Home
Student:Ethen Frost
Grade:7
School:Hobbs Middle School, Shelley
Teacher:Janet Evans
Statement:This is a picture of a bald eagle's nest. It is about the size of a little couch.
Quentin Ferring
Caption:Heart of the Forest
Student:Quentin Ferring
Grade:7
School:Mountain Home Junior High
Teacher:Mrs. Gordon
Statement:When you look to the forest, what do you see? Do you see nature, life, peace, and serenity, or a source of firewood and energy? I hope you see the nuturing of life in the forest, because the forest is like a mother who has a heart full of love.
Adam Kerbs

Caption:Home Sweet Home
Student:Adam Kerbs
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Jr. High, Sugar City
Teacher:Mrs. Moser
Statement:This picture reminded me of home. I recently just moved from Boise and we had lots of rocks in my front yard.
Cortnie Yardley

Caption:Pine cones
Student:Cortnie Yardley
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Jr. High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:When I look into the forest I always think of pine cones and pine trees. So thats what I chose to take a picture of.
Dalton Abegglen

Caption:Trees on a cliff
Student:Dalton Abegglen
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Junior High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:The trees and the cliff shows landscape and awesome scenery.I am outdoors alot and being in the trees is peacefull.Not like the city.But it is a city in a way, for all the wildlife.
Andrea Staker

Caption:Nature's wonder
Student:Andrea Staker
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Jr. High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:When I look to the forest, I see the beauty of the earth. That thought of serenity, and to see stillness when you look through the trees. It makes me forget about all the commotion around me, and to really stop and appreciate all the nature we have in Idaho.
Andrea Staker

Caption:Earth's treasures
Student:Andrea Staker
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Jr. High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:What do you see when you look at a forest? When I look at the forest I see the tranquility everything has. It makes me forget about all the troubles in the world, and focus on wildlife.
Ethen Frost

Caption:Soaring High!
Student:Ethen Frost
Grade:7
School:Hobbs Middle School, Shelley
Teacher:Janet Evans
Statement:This is a bald eagle that lives near my house. It fishes in the Snake River, and roosts in the trees in my front yard.
Makai Miller

Caption:The Life of a Squirrel
Student:Makai Miller
Grade:7
School:Sandpoint Charter School, Sandpoint
Teacher:Beth Artner
Statement:This Picture was taken from the view of a squirrel or a chipmunk looking up at a tree.
Emma Batton

Caption:The Serene Look To The Forest.
Student:Emma Batton
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Junior High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:Looking into the forest is very relaxing, you're able to breathe after a long day you can actually catch your breath and feel peaceful and whole. Not so stressed with the worlds crisis's today.
Isaac Dunn
Caption:Spring's floor
Student:Isaac Dunn
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Junior High, Sugar Salem
Teacher:Mrs. Gordon
Statement:This picture is showing that spring in Idaho is not always yellow and disgusting, it's just the girls that whine: i'm tired of snow! I want summer! The spring CAN look good; you just have to look for it.
Caden Christensen

Caption:The sacred look in the forest
Student:Caden Christensen
Grade:8
School:Sugar-Salem Junior High School
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:My picture looks like you are looking at a tree branch. which is in the forest. i think it should win because it has very good focus and the pinecone catches your eye. so choose me!
Braden Hansen

Caption:Misunderstood life
Student:Braden Hansen
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem JH, Sugar Salem
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:My picture is my rock on a tree. this picture discribes how nature blends with earth.
Brianna McCausey
Caption:A Bear's Point Of View
Student:Brianna McCausey
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Junior High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:When I look at this picture, I think about how it must be for a bear, or other animal, to look out of its forest home and see a cabin.
Kylie Leavitt

Caption:The comfort of nature
Student:Kylie Leavitt
Grade:8
School:Sugar-Salem Junior High School, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:When I look to the forest I see peace, nature, green trees, a blue sky. I see rivers, amazing senery, and a place that will make you feel great when your having a bad day.
Shaylee Bradshaw

Caption:Peace of Extreme
Student:Shaylee Bradshaw
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Jr. High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:When I look to the forest I see many things such as adventure, amazement, and plenty excitement. I think that some parts of the forest can have a very peaceful look or an easy going feeling This picture can place a feeling of peace and extreme.
Brittany Bedolla
Caption:Leading Lines
Student:Brittany Bedolla
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Junior High, Sugar Salem
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:I think my picture applies to look to the forest because you see trees in the forest. This picture is showing that there is spring in Idaho and not always yellow and disgusting. Itís showing that it is spring and not winter all the time. It gives me a feeling of peace just like the forest gives me when I go look at different things. I fell that its different and pretty.
Vanessa Whaley

Caption:Waking Up
Student:Vanessa Whaley
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Jr.High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:When I wake up in the mornings I am so happy to have beautiful scenery to look at.
Sage Tuttle

Caption:A Friend
Student:Sage Tuttle
Grade:8
School:Sugar-Salem Junior High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:Trees, to me, have always been symbols of strength and stability. But more than that, they're friends. Often we let trees fade into the background of our busy lives, but never stop to realize how much comfort they bring. I think my picture fits the theme "Look to the Forest" very well because people look to trees for strength and comfort.
Tanner Puzey
Caption:Hanging On
Student:Tanner Puzey
Grade:8
School:Sugar-Salem Junior High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:This picture reminds me of the delicate nature of the forest. It brings new life after death. When the wind blows hard, this small leaf proves that even the most delicate and fragile objects of nature can still do their best to grow and be strong in the hardest of circumstances.
Mitzi Larson

Caption:Beginning of Spring
Student:Mitzi Larson
Grade:8
School:Sugar-Salem Jr. High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:Spring is here. The trees are budding, and the last of winter is fading away. This photo relates to the theme "Look to the Forest" by depicting the transition from winter to spring, the world coming back to life. It is a beautiful time of the year when everyone perks up and looks forward to summer. Look to the forest. Look to the trees, the long hours of sunshine, the birds, the flowers.
Victor Campos

Caption:Theres llife upon the tree
Student:Victor Campos
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree is coming to life. It started 5 months ago and now the bark is coming off. Soon this tree will then be big and it will stand like the other old trees. Small trees look to the large trees for the future.
Shaylyn Benson
Caption:Living at Dusk
Student:Shaylyn Benson
Grade:8
School:Sugar-Salem Junior High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:I chose this picture for the Arbor Day Photo Contest because this shows the beauty that Idaho possesses. This picture makes you want to explore the wonders Idaho has to offer. I love this picture because the lighting behind the tree gives a silhouette soft feeling.
Gabriel Chavez

Caption:The with standing tree
Student:Gabriel Chavez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This Jerome tree that stands at this park is old. I hope people will still water and care for it and that this tree will still be standing there for awhile. This tree represent me looking to the future.
Jessica Carroll

Caption:Let The Wind Blow Through
Student:Jessica Carroll
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:My picture is of a tree and it was taken in Jerome. I think it is a very beautiful tree, and itís been alive for a very long time. It has been through a lot. It is still alive and very strong from all itís been through.
Alexa Pulido
Caption:Beyond a branch
Student:Alexa Pulido
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Sitting on a old, rusty tree branch I turn to the left and notice the sunset rising behind two crossed tree branches full of green needles that seem to poke me at every movement I make. I hold my camera and capture a moment as I look to the forest.
Andrew Maughan

Caption:Two can make one
Student:Andrew Maughan
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:The picture that I took is a mixture of two different plants. The flower is of an orchid and the background is a inside tree. I think it shows calm in the picture. I think that you do not have to go outside to find trees.
Zach Nicholson

Caption:There is Always Beauty in Nature
Student:Zach Nicholson
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This Picture represents more than look to the forest. It represents look to nature. We need to preserve our nature. Beauty can be found in nature, and trees are needed for all of our ecosystems. Without nature we could not thrive. With nature we can be more at peace.
Zach Dolcini
Caption:The Reach For Nature
Student:Zach Dolcini
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree, in my backyard is reaching out for nature as it struggles to survive as the darkness of the world collapsing down on it, Iíve never seen how depressed this tree could be until now as I take a different look at it.
Nathali Sandoval

Caption:Inside the pine tree
Student:Nathali Sandoval
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree is located in Jerome , Idaho. It is also located at my Neighborís House. This tree is green and brown . This tree is also fat. This is a looking up picture tree. As I look at this tree I think Iím in the forest and this tree is weird.
Morgan McCarthy

Caption:Little Things In Life
Student:Morgan McCarthy
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree is the only one in this area for miles. Traveling the east, I spotted this tree in Washington DC, it had survived the most severe weather and the cruelest people. I think this tree represents that just because something is small doesnít mean that it canít survive.
Angel Pulido
Caption:The dead Tree
Student:Angel Pulido
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree is located in Jerome, Idaho. I see this every day at my house. This tree looks like it will live forever. This tree reminds me of the dead forest. This I hope will affect the taking care of the Forests.
Jenny Magallon

Caption:Another Day of Life
Student:Jenny Magallon
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I look at this tree in Jerome I see the forest with the leaves and all the different kinds of trees. Looking out my window I can still see it standing. Not only is this tree beautiful but it provides shadow to the people and animals who live nearby.
Chandler Bailey

Caption:Nature
Student:Chandler Bailey
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This is a tree next to my house that has birds and squirrels living in it. these animals and I think of this tree as the only forest nearby.
Jamie Shipley
Caption:Tree in the moonlight
Student:Jamie Shipley
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This photo of the tree was taken at my house in Jerome, when the moon was shining down on it.
Brandy Macias

Caption:The Wonderful Forest
Student:Brandy Macias
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree is in my backyard in Jerome, Idaho and it reminds me of the beautiful forest.
Leslie Kiebert

Caption:My Home
Student:Leslie Kiebert
Grade:7
School:Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High School, Clark Fork
Teacher:Megan Olson
Statement:When I look to the forest, I see a home. A home for the beautiful animals. I am very lucky to live and work in the forest. This is what I get to see when I work with my dad.
Naomi Ruiz
Caption:Beautifully Simple
Student:Naomi Ruiz
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree stump is located near a little elementary school in my town. Some people might think itís not important-just another stump in the ground. Yet, these huge mushrooms decided to make it beautiful. I believe it has importance because it shows how alive our forests can become.
Fernando Gonzalez

Caption:Looking into the sky
Student:Fernando Gonzalez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I look up the tree, I gain a feeling of looking to the forest as if I was really there. The clean air and sky in the background. The tree reaches into the sky as if it never ends. The treeís bark catches your eye and makes you wonder if these trees will last for an eternity.
Jazmeen Bon

Caption:Looking Up To The Forest
Student:Jazmeen Bon
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:On my way back home from California in the middle of nowhere I caught something unique in the corner of my eye. As I looked deeply into this tree, I was amazed by the sight. This tree was so different from the ones in Jerome.
Jordan Traughber
Caption:The Old Things
Student:Jordan Traughber
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This abandoned truck in Jerome, next to the Snake River Canyon appears to be old. In reality, it is just a baby compared to the tree behind it. As I look at the tree it will probably will outlast me.
Jamie Orozco

Caption:The Tree with the face
Student:Jamie Orozco
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree is a tree that has been in my back yard for about ten years. As people look at the tree they can all see the figure of a face on this tree. Trees and people are like the same thing which shows how peoples and trees are alike.
Beatriz Suarez
Caption:The Sunset in Jerome
Student:Beatriz Suarez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This sunset scene is normally found by Wendell, Idaho. Not a lot of people notice it because it is hidden. The trees found here are the most common trees in Idaho, since there are no forests. Looking at the trees, makes me want to help the environment.
Kristi Lewis

Caption:Roots of Life
Student:Kristi Lewis
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I found this tree struggling to grow in the middle of a river. The roots were stretching from each side of the tree out to the edges of the river. The roots seemed to twist and crawl in a way that was very unique to me.
Oyuki Laurian

Caption:A Survivor
Student:Oyuki Laurian
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I look at this tree in Jerome it reminds me of nature surviving and struggling. The landowners have tried to cut it down, but it still seems to survive. This tree is strong, for it stands up to anything. Even the birds look to this tree for their home.
Tait McInnes

Caption:Trees In the Sky
Student:Tait McInnes
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem JH, Sugar Salem
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:When I see tree I see life. I see more than just a big stick in the ground. I see a home for a bird, I see a place I can have a picnic under. Trees give life!
Cooper Dean
Caption:Silloutted Trees in a Morning Scene
Student:Cooper Dean
Grade:7
School:Stanley Elementary/Jr High School, Stanley
Teacher:Lisa Muscavage
Statement:The majestic trees on a morning horision with snow on the ground.
Nestor Hernandez

Caption:Beauty of the Snake River
Student:Nestor Hernandez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When you look past this tree, you see the canyon located near Shoshone Falls. The tree represents how there is a variety of beautiful scenery in Idaho. The shot of this picture was taken close to the amazing Shoshone Falls.
Mario Solano

Caption:A Tree Close Up
Student:Mario Solano
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:In Jerome, Idaho there are these types of trees. They are the ones that still live after all the bad weather.
Alexis Banks
Caption:Looking Up
Student:Alexis Banks
Grade:8
School:Donald J. Hobbs Middle School, Shelley
Teacher:Mike Winston
Statement:This photo displays quite literally the term "Look to the Forest" ,as it is looking up through the branches of two elegant trees, whose branches stretch into the sky. Regardless of the bleak, cloudy sky above them, the natural beauty of the trees is still plain to see.
Cheyenne Wilcox

Caption:The begining is a great place to start
Student:Cheyenne Wilcox
Grade:8
School:Teton Middle School, Driggs
Teacher:Mr. Street
Statement:When given the opportunity to live, take it. Never give up, always try hard and push your way through. Life is what we make of it.
Nate Barney

Caption:The Sorrow of Nature
Student:Nate Barney
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Junior High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:This picture helps you look to the forest by helping you to see detail in the forest, like a big tree, or small like this drop of sap that makes me feel like the tree is crying. Next time you are in the forest, try to see the details you might overlook.
Lizbeth Caliz
Caption:The Lifeless Branches
Student:Lizbeth Caliz
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This picture was taken in the back of my house in Jerome. The tree shows how important it is to take care of our environment.
Reychael Anderson

Caption:The begining is a great place to start
Student:Reychael Anderson
Grade:8
School:Stanley Elementary/Jr High School
Teacher:Lisa Muscavage
Statement:The trees amont the hill silloutted against the setting sun shows a view of the forest.
Zeb Anderson

Caption:Baby Tree
Student:Zeb Anderson
Grade:8
School:Sugar Salem Junior High, Sugar City
Teacher:Kerry Moser
Statement:To me this photo signifies a new life. Another tree in the woods makes me feel happy. knowing that our forests are reproducing.
Mary Carey
Caption:Finding a Way
Student:Mary Carey
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree has always been on the side of my driveway in Jerome, Idaho. The tree found a way to produce crabapples and to drop them on the driveway. I think that it pertains to Looking to the Forest because it's looking to finding a way to survive.
Marina Gough

Caption:Evening Silhouette
Student:Marina Gough
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree lies just outside Jerome in a field outside my grandma's house and has been there for a long time. When I took this picture I was actually going to take a picture of the sunset, but then I thought of the theme, "Look to the Forest."
Tanisha Hiatt

Caption:Cherries in the Winter
Student:Tanisha Hiatt
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This old tree is in my backyard, has been there for many years. This tree has been cut many times and climbed on, but stays the same. During the winter these little cherries survive, this made me think of the theme because animals need to survive in the forest.
Yesenia Gonzalez
Caption:Green also means life
Student:Yesenia Gonzalez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Have you ever seen a close-up on a coniferous tree? The details and the structures are amazingly creative. You might think that a tree is like any other tree, but in reality the structure is simply incredible as you look to the forest.
Araceli Perez

Caption:As you look up close to a tree
Student:Araceli Perez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:A tree has its rough side too. This picture that I took was of a tree that I see every single day. So I did and I loved it as I looked to the forest.
Sabrina Shelton

Caption:A Window to Life
Student:Sabrina Shelton
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree may seem frightening, but it is still full of wonder. Grabbing me and pulling me to look through the window that leads to the forest. Who knows what stories belong in the grasp of this amazing sight. Though it is no Lady Liberty it still means a lot to the world.
Brett Burnham
Caption:The empty forest
Student:Brett Burnham
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This snowy forest at Pomerelle Ski Resort is really amazing and it is really hard to get to this part of the forest. It's also hard to get out as well. As I got stuck snowboarding I looked to the forest to get out.
Kyle Haddox

Caption:My tree
Student:Kyle Haddox
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:The sun light is divided like a jigsaw puzzle. As you look at the tree you will see life inside a life. This tree was found in Jerome in my front yard .
Katelyn Thomason

Caption:The Unique Tree
Student:Katelyn Thomason
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This unique tree has been in Jerome for a long time. It has been through many things, from being in a small flood to having kids climb all over it. This tree flows in every direction. It is a reminder of fun times for people as we look to the forest.
Destinee Castillo
Caption:The Living Tree...
Student:Destinee Castillo
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree has been in my front yard for over 30 years. When I look out my window I look to the tree to remind me of how I could be becoming more productive. Not only do trees and forests help the environment, but it also is amazing scenery.
Alysa Petty

Caption:The Simplicity and Immense Importance
Student:Alysa Petty
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Some would only see a telephone pole when they look at my picture, but I see something simple and immensely important. For without this wooden pole or even wood, the whole world would be a vastly different place to live. We people need the forests immeasurably.
Truman Farnsworth

Caption:The Tree survives under the harshness of an ever changing world.
Student:Truman Farnsworth
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:The tree survives on the roadside in an ever growing world where its species is going scarce.
Austin Pierson
Caption:Surviving and being every were
Student:Austin Pierson
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School, Jerome
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This picture I took shows that most of the things in my picture are tree related. As I look past the white fence and the house, I see the willows surviving in the water that covers everything.
Aubrey Andrews
Caption:Juniper Beauty
Student:Aubrey Andrews
Grade:7
School:Hobbs Middle School, Shelley
Teacher:Pam Barker
Statement:I took this picture of juniper branches because it reminds me of the smell of the forest. When I think of a forest's smell, I think of Christmas, and I believe that Christmas is a magical time.
Aubrey Andrews

Caption:The Old Cedar
Student:Aubrey Andrews
Grade:7
School:Hobbs Middle School, Shelley
Teacher:Pam Barker
Statement:This is a picture of a very old cedar tree, probably over 100 years, by a river. I took this picture because I think it represents that beauty can be old, it doesn't have to be young.
 

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