Zachary Gillenwater

Caption:"Eternus maiestas"
Student:Zachary Gillenwater
Grade:7
School:Sandpoint Middle School, Sandpoint
Teacher:Deborah Mcshane
Statement:Eternus Maiestas is latin for "Eternal Greatness" This picture is representing the simple and everlasting beauty of nature.
Lia Crumpton

Caption:Deer at Dusk
Student:Lia Crumpton
Grade:7
School:Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High School
Teacher:Zimmerman
Statement:I chose to take this photograph after seeing a deer in a mountainous forest area, at dusk. I also chose this because I enjoy seeing wilflife and using my camera for memories of a lifetime!
Lia Crumpton

Caption:Mt. Moose
Student:Lia Crumpton
Grade:7
School:Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High School
Teacher:Zimmerman
Statement:I took this photo on a night near a mountain. I love photography and wildlife and enjoyed the experience to see a moose.
Lia Crumpton

Caption:Springcreek Sunset
Student:Lia Crumpton
Grade:7
School:Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High School
Teacher:Zimmerman
Statement:I took this photo on Springcreek Rd. it was sunsetting and i thought it was beautiful.
Cendra Graham

Caption:Beauty comes in many shapes and sizes
Student:Cendra Graham
Grade:8
School:Wallace Jr. Senior High School
Teacher:Jennifer Wandrey
Statement:I love Idaho!
Jacob Sullivan

Caption:The wilderness of Idaho
Student:Jacob Sullivan
Grade:8
School:Wallace Junior/Senior Highschool
Teacher:Jennifer Wandrey
Statement:A picture showing the vast forests of northern Idaho and the panhandle.
James Evans

Caption:Idaho
Student:James Evans
Grade:8
School:Wallace Jr./Sr. High School
Teacher:Jenifer Wandary
Statement:Idaho forests.
Saphire White

Caption:Beauty is bare, Beauty is full
Student:Saphire White
Grade:8
School:Wallace Jr. Senior High School
Teacher:Jennifer Wandrey
Statement:When you look to the forest the is beauty and there is natural beauty. The forest has trees that are Bare and trees that are Full. All the trees representive themselves with confidence much like people do. This is what i see when i Look to The Forest.
Kelsi Houchin

Caption:Fighters for life.
Student:Kelsi Houchin
Grade:8
School:Wallace Junior/Senior Highschool
Teacher:Jennifer Wandrey
Statement:Trees fight for their survival through rough times in any weather.
Jacob Dorsett

Caption:The Old Holes
Student:Jacob Dorsett
Grade:8
School:Kellogg Middle School
Teacher:Mrs.cameron
Statement:Trees are good and I like the holes in trees.
Brandon Church

Caption:Small Details
Student:Brandon Church
Grade:7
School:Kellogg Middle School
Teacher:Mrs. Cameron
Statement:When I look at trees I think of nature. Trees are green in the spring and summer. They start to die in the fall. The needles turn brown.
Jake Charboneau

Caption:A Green Tree Poem
Student:Jake Charboneau
Grade:8
School:Kellogg Middle School
Teacher:Mrs. Cameron
Statement:A green tree is my favorite tree in the summer. It is a nice tree and it shines in the sky...way up high.
Michaela Johnson

Caption:the leaf
Student:Michaela Johnson
Grade:8
School:Wallace Jr. Sr. High School
Teacher:Jennifer Wandrey
Statement:there are clear blue skys and beautiful green trees, but the one thing that stands out is the little dry leaf hanging on a dead tree limb
Hannah Cornforth

Caption:a squirell's point of view
Student:Hannah Cornforth
Grade:8
School:Salmon River High School, Riggins
Teacher:Missi Baker
Statement:I took this photo out of curiosity of how it would look, and it turned out to be one of my best! This douglas fur is a beautiful symbol of nature where I have seen many birds rest!
Hannah Cornforth

Caption:As the Sun Goes Down
Student:Hannah Cornforth
Grade:8
School:Salmon River High School, Riggins
Teacher:Missi Baker
Statement:This forest is across the river from my house, and I love looking at it almost everyday. Sometimes elk hang out on that mountain in the morning, but when I took this picture, the sun was going down, and the elk were going elsewhere.
Kelly Loutzenheiser

Caption:Captivated
Student:Kelly Loutzenheiser
Grade:7
School:Foothills School of Arts and Science
Teacher:Tara
Statement:The forest is winding full of mysteries. It captures the eyes of ones that dare to glance at its beauty, and wraps around them in captivating charm and grace. When I look to the forest; that is the thought that lingers in my mind. The forest is life; everyone's life.
Ashli Young

Caption:Sunlit Trees
Student:Ashli Young
Grade:8
School:Donald J. Hobbs Middle School, Shelley
Teacher:Mr. Winston
Statement:I took this picture while hunting; I really liked how the sunset looked with the trees.
mark colafranceschi

Caption:Boise foothills
Student:mark colafranceschi
Grade:7
School:foothills school of arts and sciences
Teacher:Tara Kennedy
Statement:I took my photo while on a hike in the foothills of Boise. It represents look to the forest because of how in the foothills there are no houses or anything man made.
mark colafranceschi

Caption:Nature in the city
Student:mark colafranceschi
Grade:7
School:foothills school of arts and sciences
Teacher:Tara Kennedy
Statement:I took this photo downtown boise in a small landscaped area. It shows how beautiful nature can be in any area.
Leslie Kiebert

Caption:'Giant of Steel
Student:Leslie Kiebert
Grade:8
School:Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High School
Teacher:Bobbi Zimmerman
Statement:N/A
Leslie Kiebert

Caption:Need a Dentist?
Student:Leslie Kiebert
Grade:8
School:Clark Fork Jr./Sr. High School
Teacher:Bobbi Zimmerman
Statement:N/A
ashley blackburn

Caption:A Beautiful White Tree
Student:ashley blackburn
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:lori cottle
Statement:I look at this tree and what itís been through. Itís been there for my whole life. I watched it grow from a seed to a strong beautiful white tree. Itís a home to the birds that come to visit. Itís a shelter for baby birds when their moms gone.
ashley blackburn

Caption:A Tree Trying to Survive
Student:ashley blackburn
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:lori cottle
Statement:I look at this tree as it tries to survive through the harsh winters and overheating summers. It reaches for sunlight it lifts its branches up to praise it. Itís been whipped and froze and scratched on by cats but it still is a beautiful big tree.
Jessica Anderson

Caption:The Blooming of Trees
Student:Jessica Anderson
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Sometimes you can look at things in a different perspective. Forests have lots of Different sized trees. Trees can grow very differently and bloom differently. In the picture that I chose, this tree is blooming. Itís changing seasons and going from winter to spring. This was taken at my house.
Alena Farnsworth

Caption:Adventure in the Trees
Student:Alena Farnsworth
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I look at this tree and what itís been through. Itís been there for my whole life. I watched it grow from a seed to a strong beautiful white tree. Itís a home to the birds that come to visit. Itís a shelter for baby birds when their moms gone.
Krystal Wageman

Caption:Still Trying to Survive
Student:Krystal Wageman
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This reminds me of a dying mother passing on a pinecone to let the baby legacy live on in a polluted world. In picture the dying tree is surrounded by these fully grown trees, living. The lonely pinecone represents a seed going to grow in to a beautiful tree.
Forrest Cunningham

Caption:Man Made Hidden By Nature
Student:Forrest Cunningham
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Nature hides the ugliness of man made things that make the world less beautiful.
Arie Van Straalen

Caption:Man Made Looks Into Nature
Student:Arie Van Straalen
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:the man made farm implement looks at the nature and how the farmers have to work around them and let them live.
Sandy Andrade

Caption:The Tree Can Give Gifts for Us
Student:Sandy Andrade
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I look at the stuff that came from a tree and the stuff that we use, I realize that what is happening to the forest and what is going to happen in the future. The tree gives us gifts; we will receive it because we need gifts to survive.
Daisy Lopez

Caption:A Tree Trying to Survive in the Dessert
Student:Daisy Lopez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Picture this, a snowy and windy day in the desert. As I look at this tree, I realize that this tree is trying to survive. I wonder if the forest will survive as this poor tree. The tree looks like its split into two, but it is still surviving.
Denisha Mortensen

Caption:World Full of Green
Student:Denisha Mortensen
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Just like us, trees are unique. Weather surviving on its own, or being in a forest at its home, trees still stand strong till the day they die. Even the small and weak, and tall and might. A tree is a tree, no matter how small.
Meranda McCaughey

Caption:looking through my familys past
Student:Meranda McCaughey
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I look through this tree and I see my great grandpa, as a kid, looking through to it. This tree has outlived him but was a companion while he was alive. It may be old but it is wise with wisdom from seeing the years go by.
Jerica Baird

Caption:The Tree Looks To the Pond
Student:Jerica Baird
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Though we live in a desert land, we choose to live by a pond to stand tall and live long. We look to the pond for food and these banks we shelter for the birds to live. The forest may live long but we live even longer.
Brittany Terrazas

Caption:Rare Looks Add Beauty
Student:Brittany Terrazas
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Eden Idaho desperately needs more beauty. Eden needs trees that can be their own individual selfís then blending in with all the other trees. They also need trees that have some color not just a dead color look. These trees could be different colors and still grow and blend together.
Federico Martinez

Caption:A Tree On The Edge
Student:Federico Martinez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This is one of the only trees near the edge of the Snake River Canyon by Twin Falls growing in a unhealthy society and struggling to survive.
Enrique Villagomez

Caption:look into the future
Student:Enrique Villagomez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Will I survive the winter? Will I survive global warming? Will I be uprooted from the ground to make room for a town? I look to the future to see what my future will hold.
Carlos Zavala

Caption:Pool Party
Student:Carlos Zavala
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When we trees gather what would we do? Would we gather in the forest with our dinghies or some type of boat to swim? Why would we gather to a pond? Would we swim are we real or defenders. We lived for water and we regain our lives with it.
Dallon Suitter

Caption:A Young Tree Fighting for Survival
Student:Dallon Suitter
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I look at this tree I feel sorrow, as it is fighting for its life to live and grow up. It is young so young. Will it make it in the cold, harsh, and miserable winter of Jerome, Idaho? Only the future will tell.
Emily Palmer

Caption:Looking Beyond Human Like Things
Student:Emily Palmer
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As im driving to my destination, I see the nature of a tree out of the corner of my eye. Should I stop? Should I keep driving? This quick look reminds me of nature that I should see more often. Its beauty amazes me everywhere, which forced me to stop.
Charmane Davis

Caption:Look To The Future Of The Trees
Student:Charmane Davis
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:A tree in more than what you see, its more than a stump of bark, it more than a green leaf. Itís everything you need, itís beauty and destiny.
Courtney Argyle

Caption:Reach Out To The Forest
Student:Courtney Argyle
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I reach for the forest I wonder if I will ever be a part of that green world of wonder. I seek for it now and forever will I continue to. My ending might be soon, but my memories are everlasting.
Riley Prince

Caption:Icy Up Above
Student:Riley Prince
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I look up at trees, I am amazed at the power of nature to survive. Does the tree go on forever? Will the icy frost of winter give way to the leafy greens of spring? Yes.
Diego Casillas

Caption:Looking Into The Past
Student:Diego Casillas
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Is a tree ever really dead? This tree in Jerome was easy to overlook as I walked past. However, the beautiful shapes against the stormy, winter sky, caught my eye and made me stop and think. I realized that it isnít dead and will live on through its cycle of nature.
Katie Miller

Caption:Reach Out To The Forest
Student:Katie Miller
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I see this picture I think of a young tree in the forest just starting to get leaves, or when the leaves of trees turn red and orange. When they fall off the branch and the trees loose there gorgeous looks and there is just one leaf left.
Jacqueline Diestelhorst

Caption:The Barking Forest
Student:Jacqueline Diestelhorst
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Every tree has bark. Every tree has green on it. Look at every tree, you might be surprised. Go to the forest and look at every tree for a while. Look at it close, look at it afar. Look at the forest floor. Look at the Barking Forest.
Michael Tapia

Caption:table from tree
Student:Michael Tapia
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This is a picture of a table that came from a tree it is tables know, it is scratched because trees some times are scratched and it is all made out of wood the jar and the notebook on the table are also made out of natural wood from trees.
Miraya Morales

Caption:Look to the arms
Student:Miraya Morales
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Look to the arms When you look in to the trees you might think that it is a maze or a lot of arms trying to catch you. You will get scared at night when you look out of the window. So next time you look donít get scared.
Daniel Squire

Caption:Alive
Student:Daniel Squire
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:The mountains are alive and teeming with a horde of trees, claiming the land, bringing life to the mountains. As the unstoppable force known only as nature claims the land inch by inch, covering the Earth with its beauty.
Jose Sanguino

Caption:The Little Tree
Student:Jose Sanguino
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I wake up in the morning and I saw my little tree and thought of taking a picture of it, it was dark my didnít have leaves they are gone it will start growing soon summer itís coming up and it will be beautiful like it was and Iím happy.
Gaby Cervantes

Caption:Cherry Blossom tree
Student:Gaby Cervantes
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Spring takes forever to get here. My mom goes out to work harsh cold rainy days to work at Moss Greenhouse. My mom grows plants and trees and lovers her job. When I first saw this tree I had hope that spring would come soon.
Azucena Castaneda

Caption:Far Beyond Trees
Student:Azucena Castaneda
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:From the dusk I see vivid trees. All that makes Jerome look like a beautiful place to be at and relax. The trees resemble peace. This picture I took when I was outside and looking at the trees trying to find something new in the trees. And I looked beyond.
mireya arteaga

Caption:foggy day
Student:mireya arteaga
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I see the beautiful trees all around me, and all the birds on these big trees. Some of these trees help us breath too. The point tree and, that day was a windy and foggy day. And all the small branches.
Angel Orozco

Caption:The Seeing Tree
Student:Angel Orozco
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:The seeing tree looks at the world around it. It watches as the environment gets destroyed. It watches new trees grow. It watches the world become different. This tree has seen, is seeing, and will see how the planet has changed.
Daniel Pulido

Caption:The chihuahua tree
Student:Daniel Pulido
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When i look at this tree, i see an old tree that knows that in two weeks its going to turn into furniture. The day i got my new dog i knew that the tree and the dog had a connection, cause the dog always slept by the tree.
Vanessa Godoy

Caption:Moving in One Direction
Student:Vanessa Godoy
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I saw this tree I imagined it as more than just a tree. I saw it almost like a human being. All the things itís been through as it stands tall. Heading in one direction towards finding it purpose like a human being.
Vanessa Campos

Caption:The Detailed Tree
Student:Vanessa Campos
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I look in this tree I see lots of details in it that you canít recognize when you look at it far away. When you look in this beautiful tree you will see that it is barley blooming out into a tree again. You can look at the fresh air that is on top of the tree.
Cecelia Magallon

Caption:A View Of Nature
Student:Cecelia Magallon
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:People may just look at this tree stump as nothing, but I see it as much more. When I saw this tree stump I thought of it as an amazing piece of architecture. When I look at this picture it makes me think of a building upon nature.
Shauna Thurber

Caption:Sunset Leaves
Student:Shauna Thurber
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Where Iím from is not known for its beauty of a forest. Things turn out different when you take a picture on camera. The way the photo turns out will make you have a different perspective on nature. Look beyond what you see in the naked eye.
Angel Livia

Caption:Light Up the Night
Student:Angel Livia
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Light up the night under a tree near my house or your house. Help the tree grow with your pet or families and friends. Trees need sunlight to live. Some tree helps you and families and friends. Tree also helps plants to survivor. Trees are home to many types animals.
Daniel Maicke

Caption:twilight tree
Student:Daniel Maicke
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I see twists and turns of a shadeful umbrella tree under the morning twilight branches overlapping each other going over and under, Look in the middle to see the past, but take your time and donít go too fast.
veronica dake

Caption:Dear in the yard
Student:veronica dake
Grade:8
School:Clark Fork High School
Teacher:Bobbi Zimmerman
Statement:i took this today and i was relaxing and the deer looked at me and i got to take the picture.
Blaise Prokop

Caption:Mossy Beginnings
Student:Blaise Prokop
Grade:8
School:Foothills, Boise
Teacher:Tara Kennedy
Statement:This was over the river, it was a mossy log with growth sticking out. Hence the title, "Mossy Beginnings"
Alison Wolfe

Caption:All Tangled Up
Student:Alison Wolfe
Grade:8
School:Foothills School of Arts and Sciences
Teacher:Tara Kennedy
Statement:My photo relates to the theme Ďlook to the forest.í Because whenever I look to the forest I see birds flying and gliding from tree to tree as, free as can be. When I look to the forest I donít only see trees and bushes, I see deer, birds, and foxes. When I look to the forest I see the stories of life untouched.
Zoe Eicher

Caption:Tree with Snow
Student:Zoe Eicher
Grade:7
School:Foothills School of Arts and Sciences
Teacher:Tara Kennedy
Statement:This photo exemplifies winter, and Arbor Day, being a snow-covered branch. I took it outside my school, on a rare day when the ground and trees and cars and bushes were beautifully draped with fresh snow. I hoped to capture the beauty of nature in the winter and spring.
Zoe Eicher

Caption:Colorful Leaves
Student:Zoe Eicher
Grade:7
School:Foothills School of Arts and Sciences
Teacher:Tara Kennedy
Statement:This photo I love because it focuses on a leaf, that is not standard green, but beautiful red. It is unique, and thatís what I like. The colors and textures of the bush are versatile. The colors are Christmas colors. The texture is rough, but there are softer greens that represent spring and new life. There are also parts of the bush that are brown and dying. And the orangey-reds are for fall.
Anfernie Olmos

Caption:Slanted
Student:Anfernie Olmos
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree is growing on the edge of a canal by a park. It really is slanted like that. It is almost like the tree is looking towards man-made forest.
Anfernie Olmos

Caption:Tangled
Student:Anfernie Olmos
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I crawled underneath the umbrella tree at my house, I noticed the cool, tangled shapes of tree against the sky. The tangled limbs create almost another world to escape to. When people look, they donít even realize what is underneath.
Irene Morales

Caption:Branch Out
Student:Irene Morales
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Even though this tree is in my back yard, when I photographed it, I noticed the details for the first time. I thought it looked really cool against the sky.
Antonio Granados

Caption:Wood Two Ways
Student:Antonio Granados
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I looked around my house for a photo to take, I noticed all of the wood and wood products around. The white stool caught my eye, especially with the green apple. While most people think nature is outside, it really is inside too
Jonathan Barajas

Caption:The Smart Tree
Student:Jonathan Barajas
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I ran out of time and only had five minutes to take a picture of a tree. This tree was outside of my school and when I got up close, I was excited to see the cool details. Since it is a school tree, it not only is cool, but smart!
Alex Peterson

Caption:raindrops
Student:Alex Peterson
Grade:7
School:foothills school of arts and sciences
Teacher:Tara kennedy
Statement:The raindrops on the twig signify that the forest is not only beautiful as a whole, but each individual branch and twig is beautiful. The forest canít be comprehended in full by just looking at the trees in general; every twig and branch is a part of its beauty.
Alex Peterson

Caption:sunset
Student:Alex Peterson
Grade:7
School:foothills school of arts and sciences
Teacher:Tara kennedy
Statement:I chose the picture of the sunset to show that even in a city, there are beautiful pieces of forest left, and all you have to do is wait for the right time. It also emphasizes the difference and distance between the tree and the sun with the different colors.
Bailie Gehring

Caption:Old Homestead on Doumecq Plains
Student:Bailie Gehring
Grade:7
School:Prairie Jr-Sr High School
Teacher:Mrs. Renee Eckert
Statement:This is what is left of an old homestead on Doumecq (do-mac) Plains surrounded by trees now. We drove from Cottonwood, crossed Salmon River, drove up Rice Creek Grade, turned off onto Center Canyon Road which leads up to Doumecq. Doumecq is a high prairie farming and cattle area. You can get to Doumecq from either White Bird or Cottonwood. My great-grandpa, Slim Johnson farmed and ranched on Doumecq many years ago.
Bailie Gehring

Caption:Pine Bar on Salmon River
Student:Bailie Gehring
Grade:7
School:Prairie Jr-Sr High School
Teacher:Mrs. Renee Eckert
Statement:We were looking upriver on the Salmon River and towards Pine Bar. I thought this was a nice picture because it has the Pine tree and the river in it.
Hannah Welch

Caption:Quenching the thirst of the forest
Student:Hannah Welch
Grade:8
School:Clearwater Valley Junior High
Teacher:Mrs. McKinney
Statement:This photo was taken in my own back yard, in the quaint little town of Kooskia Idaho. The rays of the sun and the snow that had fallen upon the branches of the trees that day would make anyone look to the forest.
Quincee Lark

Caption:Silhouettes
Student:Quincee Lark
Grade:7
School:Foothills School of Arts and Sciences
Teacher:Tara Kennedy
Statement:i took this photo on a cloudy day in the winter, at Anne Morrison Park in boise. i love the way the branches stretch across the grey sky.
Quincee Lark

Caption:Autumn Leaves
Student:Quincee Lark
Grade:7
School:Foothills School of Arts and Sciences
Teacher:Tara Kennedy
Statement:I took this photo on the green belt near Eagle, Idaho in the fall of 2011. my favorite part of this picture is the lighting and how it is filtering through the leaves of the aspen tree in the background.
Veronica Dake

Caption:sunset in the forest from camp
Student:Veronica Dake
Grade:8
School:Clark Fork High School
Teacher:B
Statement:N/A
Trisha Brinkley

Caption:A Remedy
Student:Trisha Brinkley
Grade:7
School:Kuna Middle School
Teacher:Katie Law
Statement:This photo represents looking to the forest in many ways. This picture shows the green grass and beautiful flowers. It shows the clear blue sky and the luscious green trees. All of these things are important in human's lives because they provide us with oxygen and nutrients. Looking at this picture provides you with a sense of calmness that is healing like a remedy.
Trisha Brinkley

Caption:Lifeline
Student:Trisha Brinkley
Grade:7
School:Kuna Middle School
Teacher:Katie Law
Statement:In this photo the tree giving life to the moss represents how important trees are to our livelihood. They provide oxygen and nutrients as well as beauty.
Marita Avery

Caption:The hole in the middle
Student:Marita Avery
Grade:7
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I saw this beautiful tree, it reminded me of being in the forest. Then I looked at it in a different perspective. I saw that there was a hole right in the middle of the tree. It reminded me of where an owl lives. I love this tree it's my favorite.
Cecelia Magallon

Caption:Life Line
Student:Cecelia Magallon
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Have you heard that saying however many lines are on the stump of a tree, is how old it is? This picture makes me think of a life lost journey. Did it fulfill its purpose in life, or did it miss out on opportunities?
Brystle Black

Caption:Birds' Eye View
Student:Brystle Black
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Imagine the birds' point of view of a tree. Looking down, down as far as their eyes can see. It is wondrous looking down at the beautiful sight. The wood was beautiful that day and even that night. Oh these trees used for everything. Happiness does this beautiful thing bring.
Daniel Squire

Caption:Barren
Student:Daniel Squire
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Even in the driest of deserts, the tallest of mountains, life rules the Earth. You see this tree, who against all odds, can rule the landscape, slowly making way for his brothers.
Kyla Walker

Caption:Get up sunset
Student:Kyla Walker
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I first got inspired by my father when he told me to get up and go outside. I noticed that he was burning the weeds. As I looked at what was really there and noticed the beauty of my front yard, I'm really glad I got out of bed.
Jacqueline Diestelhorst

Caption:Bark, and Leaves, and Green, OH my!
Student:Jacqueline Diestelhorst
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Look to the forest floor and what do you see? You see bark, leaves, and green. Look to the forest and you see the wonders of Mother Nature's work blossom. You may see something dead, but it is still Mother Nature's way of life.
McKenzie Dowton

Caption:Breeze
Student:McKenzie Dowton
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:The bright green trees with the baby blue ocean are a beautiful sight to see. When this Idaho girl saw it I couldn't believe there was something this amazing. When I got back to Idaho I realized the beauty that was around me and how much I really missed it.
Lucio Carrillo

Caption:Grows Many Ways
Student:Lucio Carrillo
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I looked at the tree I never saw the red stripes it had. If you look closely you can see the branches are coming from inside the tree. It's a tree you don't see in Jerome. It shows they're beautiful trees can be any were in Jerome.
Jazmin Maciel

Caption:The Protection Of Nature
Student:Jazmin Maciel
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I look at this tree it reminds me of beautiful nature. I can see the lighting and the rain coming around the tree. This tree is like an umbrella that surrounds you from all that rain. This tree protects and makes you feel save.
Katie Miller

Caption:Wild Side Of Life
Student:Katie Miller
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I see this picture I think of a young tree in the forest just starting to get leaves, or when the leaves of trees turn red and orange. When they fall off the branch and the trees loose there gorgeous looks and there is just one leaf left.
Note: Photos are sorted by date received. Exceptions are winner & honorable mention.    

     

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