FIRST PLACE &
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Spencer Goffin

Caption:Newly Planted Ponderosa Pine Seedling
Student:Spencer Goffin
Grade:10
School:Capital High School, Boise
Teacher:Ms. Francis
Statement:The ponderosa pine seedling pictured here in its protective basket is three years old, less than 12 inches tall and is planted on a private tree farm located in the Boise National Forest. It is trees like this that Idaho Foresters are planting today for the future of Idaho.

FIRST PLACE &
GRAND PRIZE WINNER

Ashley del Campo - Honorable Mention

Caption:Adventuring through the Branches!
Student:Ashley del Campo
Grade:12
School:Timberline High School, Boise
Teacher:Dick Jordan
Statement:When I look to the Forest, I see endless adventures into an untouched land. Getting out and experiencing the beauty and fresh air of the forest brings out a childish curiosity. Every tree I pass brings light to new discoveries and exciting possibilities.
Cole Cochran - Honorable Mention

Caption:Reflect on the Day
Student:Cole Cochran
Grade:11
School:Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint
Teacher:John Hastings
Statement:Although this photo was not taken in idaho I thought it still apllied to the theme of trees. this photo was taken when i was in Alaska up by a lake near Fairbanks.
Dan Firey - Honorable Mention

Caption:Lake Darling, Idaho
Student:Dan Firey
Grade:11
School:Sandpoint High School
Teacher:John Hastings
Statement:After an hours of hiking in the mountains above Clarkfork, we finally came too Lake Darling. We then walked to our favorite fishing hole, and this is the view from the shore, showing the beautiful expanse of the North Idaho forests i call home. This shows the untouched wilderness that Idaho still has in its boundaries.
Shelby King - Honorable Mention

Caption:Enjoy the Little Things
Student:Shelby King
Grade:12
School:Salmon High School, Salmon
Teacher:Helen Bertram
Statement:The most important thing I have learned from the forest is that the little things in life bring the greatest joy. Fresh air, green leaves, the smell of pine needles and sagebrush, even tiny water droplets can be sources of beauty and inspiration.
Kaylin Long - Honorable Mention

Caption:Arbor Day Contest -- Kaylin
Student:Kaylin Long
Grade:11
School:Renaissance High School, Meridian
Teacher:Ms. Chattin
Statement:The forest is a breath of life in the constant and ever-continuous, bustling life of the human culture. It is rooted deeply within us, connecting with every person on a deeper, more manifest level than we can experience in the urban sprawl we now consider our home. The forest holds divine inspiration and answers that help us to unlock who we are, our destiny as a race, and to simply recharge. It fuels us, literally and metaphorically. The forest reminds us of what we once were, what we are to become, and especially of the twisting roads that we took to get there.
Avery Russell - Honorable Mention

Caption:Who gives a hoot? I do!
Student:Avery Russell
Grade:12
School:Grangeville High School
Teacher:Mrs. Stefani
Statement:This little owl was shot near White Bird. He stayed still for a long time while my mom, sister, dad and I all watched and took pictures.
Jeremy Williams - Honorable Mention

Caption:A Sea of Green
Student:Jeremy Williams
Grade:10
School:Moscow High School, Moscow
Teacher:Susan Hodgin
Statement:I feel that this photo represents the theme because it demonstrates the view one would have when they hike above a forest and look down at the forest. When you look into the forest from a distance you see a sea of green.
Cassie Young - Honorable Mention

Caption:Through My Eyes
Student:Cassie Young
Grade:9
School:Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint
Teacher:John Search
Statement:In this photo, the theme Look to the Forest is interpreted through the eyes of a 15 year old girl and how she looks to the forest when she is going through tough times. I wear these sunglasses all the time, and through them is how I see the world. The smilie faces on the sunglasses interpet the optimisitc future I dream of for the world and its forests.
Cassadie Ropp

Caption:A Peace That Inspires Happiness
Student:Cassadie Ropp
Grade:10
School:INSPIRE Connections Academy, Boise
Teacher:Mrs. Beverly Wood
Statement:The wood in the lower right corner is washed up debris on the beautiful Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Christina West

Caption:Feel the heat!
Student:Christina West
Grade:11
School:Timberline, Weippe
Teacher:Mrs.Bonner
Statement:Fires keep us warm, but in order to have fires we must have trees.
Christina West

Caption:What comes from the forest?
Student:Christina West
Grade:11
School:Timberline, Weippe
Teacher:Mrs.Bonner
Statement:We have many animals and they must start somewhere, we can look around and see that so many animals such as these elk come from the forest.
Avery Russell

Caption:You lookin' at me?
Student:Avery Russell
Grade:12
School:Grangeville High School
Teacher:Mrs. Stefani
Statement:This little varmint was seen by Florence near where my family was camping. We were riding four wheelers and he ran across the road. We stopped to see where he was going and he poked his head out, staying very still. I was able to zoom in with my camera and capture him in the forest. We enjoyed spending time near Rocky Bluff, camping in the trees and four-wheeling up to Florence. We are always sure to spot a variety of creatures on the way!
Trevor Kauer

Caption:A Tree's Perspective
Student:Trevor Kauer
Grade:10
School:Leadore High School, Leadore
Teacher:Mary Cory
Statement:I think that my photo, A Tree's Perspective, relates to the theme, Look to the Forest, because everyone enjoys observing a stunning sunset, so to notice the beauty in a sunset through a tree's viewpoint is a different look on life on earth and its beauty.
Riley Hunt

Caption:Taken at Payette Lake, McCall, Idaho
Student:Riley Hunt
Grade:10
School:Eagle High School, Eagle
Teacher:Terry Beck
Statement:This picture shows that the forest can always withstand. The tree is still tall and majestic even with feet upon feet of snow surrounding it. The forest is a reliable friend.
Riley Hunt

Caption:Taken in Eagle, Idaho at Fall Time
Student:Riley Hunt
Grade:10
School:Eagle High School, Eagle
Teacher:Terry Beck
Statement:This photo reflects the beauty of the forest and the trees surrounding us everyday. The fall colors are an everyday reminder of the simple beauty.
John Ward

Caption:Snowy trees
Student:John Ward
Grade:10
School:GVHS, Garden Valley
Teacher:Jan Ward
Statement:On the way to brundage I saw this landscape looked cool decided to take a few shots.
Cole Fuhrman

Caption:"Floating above"
Student:Cole Fuhrman
Grade:12
School:Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint
Teacher:John Hastings
Statement:I came across these two pictures on a fishing trip with my father and sister. I feel lucky to have been able to capture both of these pictures. I picked the caption "Floating above", my reasoning for that particular caption was obvious to me, especially for the picture with the Osprey. The caption has irony as well as truth, the Osprey floating gracefully above its prey.
Cole Fuhrman

Caption:"Floating above"
Student:Cole Fuhrman
Grade:12
School:Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint
Teacher:John Hastings
Statement:Also in this picture, taken by myself, above the White Sands River in Montana. To me the picture seems to portray, to the viewer, a floating appeal as if flying over the river.
Harrison Pugesek

Caption:Schweitzer Mountain and Lake Pend Oreille
Student:Harrison Pugesek
Grade:11
School:Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint
Teacher:John Hastings
Statement:This picture shows how the forest and lakes are used for recreation.
Chris Andersen

Caption:Natures of Sandpoint
Student:Chris Andersen
Grade:11
School:Sandpoint High School, Sandpoint
Teacher:John Hastings
Statement:This Picture was taken in my friends back yard in Sandpoint Idaho. This Relates to the theme because its actually looking at nature.
Carly Russell

Caption:Mule Deer Doe
Student:Carly Russell
Grade:12
School:Timberline High School, Boise
Teacher:Dick Jordan
Statement:I am thankful that I live in a state that through conservation and wise forest practices has been able to provide a home for wildlife, and through that has provided me with an opportunity to view and photograph beautiful creatures like this mule deer doe. Idaho’s forests are a blessing.
Carly Russell

Caption:Silly Mule Deer
Student:Carly Russell
Grade:12
School:Timberline High School, Boise
Teacher:Dick Jordan
Statement:When I look to the forests, I look to see the abundent wildlife which Idaho has worked so hard to preserve and conserve. I love this photo becuase it represents the Idaho forest's "wild side."
Andrea Crnich

Caption:Fog
Student:Andrea Crnich
Grade:11
School:Renaissance, Meridian
Teacher:Mrs. Chattin
Statement:I was coming down a mountain during a family trip and the day was so bright and sunny. I look to my left and i see a small area of fog surrounding the trees. It was the most beautiful thing i have seen. I took a picture of it and im glad i get to show people the same beauty i saw.
Andrea Crnich

Caption:Fog
Student:Andrea Crnich
Grade:11
School:Renaissance, Meridian
Teacher:Mrs. Chattin
Statement:This is another picture i took of a mountain being surrounded by fog. It so calm and peaceful when you look at it. I can't help but think the mountain is sitting in a sauna room relaxing and enjoying its trees.
Wyatt Trull

Caption:N. Idaho
Student:Wyatt Trull
Grade:11
School:Lake City High School, Coeur d'Alene
Teacher:Susan Hennessey
Statement:Hiking with my brother in the mountains of N. Idaho where things are untouched and being silent is filled with the sounds of the forest
Sarah Chase

Caption:I've got sunshine!
Student:Sarah Chase
Grade:9
School:Inspire Connections Academy, Wilder
Teacher:Mark Plummer
Statement:This photo relates to the theme of the contest because, when I look at the forest, I see beauty. Beauty, that no camera could ever capture. The sun shining down on the branches,blue sky that meshes so well with the green of te tree. And the wonderful feeling I get when I know I am lucky enough to get to see this. That is what I see when I, Look to the Forest.
Sarah Chase

Caption:Soakin' Up the Sun
Student:Sarah Chase
Grade:9
School:Inspire Connections Academy, Wilder
Teacher:Mark Plummer
Statement:This photo relates to the theme of the contest because, when I look at the forest, I see beauty. Beauty, that no camera could ever capture. The sun shining down on the branches,blue sky that meshes so well with the green of te tree. And the wonderful feeling I get when I know I am lucky enough to get to see this. That is what I see when I, Look to the Forest.
Kendyl Landeck

Caption:Red Tail Roost
Student:Kendyl Landeck
Grade:10
School:Moscow Senior Highschool, Moscow
Teacher:Susan Hodgin
Statement:This photo creates a clear image of how creatures are in the wild. Red Tail Hawks, along with many other animals, use trees for food and shelter. Forests are so important for all wildlife, not just birds. We need to keep forest around so we can enjoy the animals who live there and the beauty of them all.
Kendyl Landeck

Caption:Fall River Reflections
Student:Kendyl Landeck
Grade:10
School:Moscow Senior Highschool, Moscow
Teacher:Susan Hodgin
Statement:This stretch of river on the east side of the North Cascades provided a stark contrast to the wet, dense forest on the west side of those mountains. Its black and white reflections captured the luminosity of a brilliant, early fall day.
Ashley del Campo

Caption:An Unknown Hope
Student:Ashley del Campo
Grade:12
School:Timberline High School, Boise
Teacher:Dick Jordan
Statement:When I look to the Forest, I see and experience the beauty and silence of the natural world. In looking up to see the sunlight peering through the canopy of branches, a relaxation and hopefulness overcome one’s body. The worries of the world begin to disappear.
Morgan Dial

Caption:Idaho's inner beauty
Student:Morgan Dial
Grade:9
School:Moscow High School, Moscow
Teacher:N/A
Statement:This photo was taken in Murrray Idaho in an old growth cedar forest grove. It was taken on a hike with my family last summer.
Juan Anguiano

Caption:Two trees planted on a dirt road
Student:Juan Anguiano
Grade:12
School:Rigby High School, Rigby
Teacher:Ms. Henslee
Statement:This image relates to the concept of the theme because its a special tree. Its the only trees planted on a dirt road, which makes it beautiful because you don't see much dirt roads with trees by the side.
Morgan Dial

Caption:Mountain Dew
Student:Morgan Dial
Grade:9
School:Moscow Idaho
Teacher:Mr. Graham
Statement:This photo was taken in Murray Idaho in an old growth forest grove. It was taken while on a hike with my family last summer
Shelby King

Caption:Nature's Mirrors
Student:Shelby King
Grade:12
School:Salmon High School, Salmon
Teacher:Helen Bertram
Statement:The focus of my picture is only a small part of the whole - a few pine needles, millions of which make up the tree. But look closely and you can see the trees reflected in the water droplets. It is the little things which make the bigger picture.
Cassadie Ropp

Caption:Spruce Up Your Imagination
Student:Cassadie Ropp
Grade:10
School:INSPIRE Connections Academy, Boise
Teacher:Mrs. Beverly Wood
Statement:The beautiful snow covered trees are a perfect match to Look to the Forest. A wooden fence surrounds many of these tall Spruce trees. Learning to truly appreciate beautiful scenery like this would be a real gift.
 

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