Aspen DeMasters

Caption:Bright sky
Student:Aspen DeMasters
Grade:8
School:Idaho City Middle School, Idaho City
Teacher:Mr.phillips
Statement:The tree tops show in the sky, while the sun shines bright in a very blue sky.
Katelyn Brown

Caption:Katelyn Brown
Student:Katelyn Brown
Grade:8
School:Riverglen Junior High, Boise
Teacher:Dr. Julia Kole
Statement:This photo looks up to the tree and symbolizes looking to our future if we take care of the environment and plant more trees. We need to realize the beauty of nature and really strive to make the world environmentally friendly.
Katelyn Brown

Caption:Katelyn Brown
Student:Katelyn Brown
Grade:8
School:Riverglen Junior High, Boise
Teacher:Dr. Julia Kole
Statement:This photo looks closely at the beauty of nature and symbolizes that by little things, great things come to pass. If we have a small effect on nature, good or bad, it could lead to a huge consequence. That’s why we need to have a good effect on nature.
Hailey Russell

Caption:Beargrass at Florence
Student:Hailey Russell
Grade:7
School:Grangeville Elementary Middle School
Teacher:Mrs. Nafziger
Statement:I like to go to Florence four-wheeling with my dad but when I go with my mom I take pictures too. The beargrass blooming in the Florecne forest is really cool, right in the middle of the trees.
Trisha Brinkley

Caption:New Beginnings
Student:Trisha Brinkley
Grade:8
School:Kuna Middle School
Teacher:Heather Waldal
Statement:This photo is of a developing pinecone. The image relates to new beginnings of forestry and nature. New beginnings in the forest are important because they provide us with the clean air we breathe and also many everyday products. If there wasn't any new growth in the forest, then there wouldn't be any new developments in life.
Trisha Brinkley 2

Caption:Fresh
Student:Trisha Brinkley 2
Grade:8
School:Kuna Middle School
Teacher:Heather Waldal
Statement:This photo represents the freshness that the forest provides for us. The trees are so important to the environment because it provides us with the clean air, water, shelter, and other resources we need. An increase in the amount of trees in our forest would result in a healthier environment for all of us.
Avery Stansberry

Caption:Moose Creek at Twilight
Student:Avery Stansberry
Grade:8
School:Upper Carmen Charter School
Teacher:Mr. Mentzer
Statement:The trees framed this picture beautifully. I had to run and get my camera before I missed it. It seemed to be changing every second. This picture was taken at our school's reading camp location near Moose Creek on the Salmon-Challis Forest.
Isabelle DeVries

Caption:Simple Pleasures Of Nature
Student:Isabelle DeVries
Grade:7
School:Midvale Jr. and Sr. High School
Teacher:Mrs. Vickie Warren
Statement:I look to the forest for simple pleasures. My delight comes from its beauty, strength, and comfort. To escape reality, I go outside and sit in my mystical swing. Then the whispering winds going through the branches sing me lullabies, while the swaying tree rocks me to sleep.
Isabelle DeVries 2

Caption:Protected
Student:Isabelle DeVries 2
Grade:7
School:Midvale Jr. and Sr. High School
Teacher:Mrs. Vickie Warren
Statement:I look to the trees for safety and comfort. In the picture it looks like the pretty pine cone is hiding from the freezing cold while its blanket of frosty needles shields it from the harsh elements. Whenever I’m surrounded by the forest I feel protected.
Brooke Foster

Caption:majestuoso
Student:Brooke Foster
Grade:8
School:East Junior High, Boise
Teacher:Ms. Hall
Statement:When you think of a forest, you think of trees. Many people look right past the glorious parts of the each individual trunk, stem, and pine. In this picture I am displaying the majestic detail in the inner part of the stem, because every tree’s unique feature should be noticed.
Brooke Foster 2

Caption:brookefoster2
Student:Brooke Foster 2
Grade:8
School:East Junior High, Boise
Teacher:Ms. Hall
Statement:A place of beauty rests above,
Where the tree is a victim and winds a thief.
A place where hopes blossom and love,
And a lonely city rests beneath.
Cierra Stump

Caption:Catching the Sunbeams
Student:Cierra Stump
Grade:7
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Mrs. Justice
Statement:Look into the forest!
See endless rows of trees
See the light dancing on the limbs
See the future forest
Peeking from under the snow
Look into the forest!
CierraStump 2

Caption:Lonely, but not Alone
Student:CierraStump 2
Grade:7
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Mrs. Justice
Statement:At first you might think this tree is lonely. If you look closer, you realize it is surrouned by many more friends.
Bryan Roberts

Caption:out of the hidden
Student:Bryan Roberts
Grade:8
School:east jounior high, boise
Teacher:ms. hall
Statement:the forest has two sides. lush greens and happiness. the otherside is full of a dark hidden gloom rising from the shadows
Bryan Roberts 2

Caption:dropplets
Student:Bryan Roberts 2
Grade:8
School:east jounior high, boise
Teacher:ms. hall
Statement:when i look to the forest i see the weather effecting a perfect world and somehow making it better.
Araceli Reyes

Caption:change of seasons
Student:Araceli Reyes
Grade:8
School:jerome middle school
Teacher:lori cottle
Statement:for me, this picture relates as life. How you have a path to life it can't be perfect it's always rough, see in this photo the top is just the beginning of your path but once you get to the bottom that's where you reach your success and think I made it.
Hunter Mitchell

Caption:Squirrel
Student:Hunter Mitchell
Grade:7
School:Mountain Home Junior High
Teacher:Karen Gordon
Statement:I was chilling out at my grandma's house and saw this squirrel on the fence.
Hunter Mitchell 2

Caption:Turkey
Student:Hunter Mitchell 2
Grade:7
School:Mountain Home Junior High
Teacher:Karen Gordon
Statement:The turkey is watching out for birds of prey.
Mari Field

Caption:MF
Student:Mari Field
Grade:8
School:East Jr High, Boise
Teacher:Ms. Hall
Statement:When you look up you will see,
the giants of nature, beautiful trees.
Their trunks, tall and thin, stand strong in the wind,
only earth’s essence will hold the key.
Devon Austin

Caption:Looking Up to You
Student:Devon Austin
Grade:8
School:East Junior High, Boise
Teacher:Ms. Hall
Statement:Nothing can get in the way of reaching to the sky for your goals. No matter what your stature is, nothing can get in the way of all the possibilities.
Devon Austin 2

Caption:Growing Up
Student:Devon Austin 2
Grade:8
School:East Junior High, Boise
Teacher:Ms. Hall
Statement:Curiosity helps a young mind grow
Those who are willing
Will look up to the tree for advice
A tree's words are influential
All it needs is a little love.
Jada Haney

Caption:Folded In Your Love
Student:Jada Haney
Grade:8
School:East Junior High, Boise
Teacher:Ms.Hall
Statement:The sun set
I think of you
The one I have met
Who knew you were it
The only thing that made me fit
You hold me in your arms
You fold me in your love
When I look up I see your leaves
And think what a beautiful tree
Jose Calvillo

Caption:Living In Idaho With Trees
Student:Jose Calvillo
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I lay down in the forest, I see trees. I love Mother Nature without it who would we be? Living in Idaho is a pleasure. As I stand up I look at trees everywhere. I wonder what they think about me. Though everyone wonders, the world may never know.
Melissa Ruvalcaba

Caption:Tree
Student:Melissa Ruvalcaba
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Even in the depressing town of Jerome trees tend to survive.
George Ramirez

Caption:Forgotten But not Lost
Student:George Ramirez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I look at this tree I think about it being found in a forest with all its friends and family of trees. While it lives the rest of its life here in the soil of Idaho.
Jadira Aguilar

Caption:T-rawr
Student:Jadira Aguilar
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:In this lonely cold quite depressing town, trees still manage to survive and grow. Even without leaves a tree is still beautiful even if only means branches. Trees don’t need summer to survive.
Benjamin Lopez

Caption:Tree Hugger
Student:Benjamin Lopez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:The new tree is in the illusion of contact with the remains of an older tree made into a new form. It crosses the border from Forest to Human and from living to reborn.
Brian Santana

Caption:Light Through Living Branches
Student:Brian Santana
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:All these beautiful trees in Idaho amaze me. When I look at trees I feel like I am in a forest. Trees may not seem cool, but to me they mean alot.
Maribell Silva

Caption:Beautifully Ugly
Student:Maribell Silva
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:There are many beautiful trees in Idaho, but what about the ugly ones? This little tree might be ugly, but in my eyes it’s beautiful.
Madison Giles

Caption:Old Influences the New
Student:Madison Giles
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:The beauty of the forest surrounds us everyday. The new tree that is growing near an old, rustic shack shows the lifeline of our Idaho trees, melancholy yet brilliant. The golden hour shines its magnificent rays upon our forests.
Guadalupe Ramirez

Caption:A Day At The Park
Student:Guadalupe Ramirez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:One day I was at the park with my family, I saw these beautiful trees. The day was very pleasant it was very warm and the sunshine was great. I had my camera with me so I took this picture.
Acassia Gonzalez

Caption:Life of Idaho
Student:Acassia Gonzalez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Even in the dry Snake River canyon near Twin Falls, trees manage to survive. Look closely and take the time to notice.
Cristian Castro

Caption:Umbrella Tree
Student:Cristian Castro
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:My family and I planted this tree in a forest, but then realized it wasn’t going to get enough sunlight so we brought it back. During the summer this tree looks like an umbrella and during the winter it looks like a roof with white snow all over it .
Brooklyn Jackson

Caption:Patterns in Africa Found in Jerome
Student:Brooklyn Jackson
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Take a look up close to the forest that surrounds you. Trees are unique in that no tree looks the same. They have the ability to be seemed as someone or something else. Idaho trees can to mimic the pattern of an animal all the way from Africa.
Ruben Alvarado

Caption:sun setter
Student:Ruben Alvarado
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I looked out the back of my house I noticed the beautiful sun going to sleep. It was hitting the tree and it made me wonder when I would see it again.
Esmeralda Macias

Caption:The Loney Tree
Student:Esmeralda Macias
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree was very lonely. It was winter and the tree's leaves had fallen off it was dull.
Marie Tolman

Caption:Every Branch Has Its Thorn
Student:Marie Tolman
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:If you look hard enough through a forest you can always find that one tree that stands out. Some develop faster than others but in the end they are all of equal value.
Andres Alvarez

Caption:Darkness Is Soon To Come
Student:Andres Alvarez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I went site seeing, I came across this tree. This tree was quite unique. I knew this tree did not have much time left on this Earth, so I had to catch a glimpse of this gift. I had to contain a memory of it.
Luis Acuna

Caption:Mysteriuos Tree
Student:Luis Acuna
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I left my home to go to school I saw this mysterious tree. It looked at me as if it was scared and I thought it was cool.
Benjamin Lopez 2

Caption:New Leaf Generation
Student:Benjamin Lopez 2
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I look at this and it reminds me that even though the trees and leaves no longer live, they still represent a new type of growth in Idaho.
Mila Chavez

Caption:Trees come apon many usses
Student:Mila Chavez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Every tree has a use. In Idaho we have all kinds of trees and with these trees we make all sort of stuff, both indoors and outdoors.
Arturo vargas

Caption:field of wood
Student:Arturo vargas
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I was walking through field and found a tree with corn stems all around it. Once I saw it ran and got a camera to take the picture of it. I saw the perfect moment because there was no wind blowing to make the tree and corn stems to move.
Britney Hall

Caption:Trees with Personalities
Student:Britney Hall
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Looking at trees helps me prepare myself. I felt like I was in the forest, or was I really in the forest? Do trees have feeling too? Can trees have fun and dance in the rain? In Idaho, trees are just as great as humans.
Rigoberto Alvarado

Caption:Weird and Cool
Student:Rigoberto Alvarado
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I walked to my house I looked at this new tree that had personality that was weird and cool.
juan gamez

Caption:nature
Student:juan gamez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I was walking in my back yard and I look up at a tree and I can tell that the tree wanted me to take a picture. And then I sat down looking at the tree and waiting for the right moment to take a picture and the moment came.
Madeline Farnsworth

Caption:Wagon Wheel Wishing
Student:Madeline Farnsworth
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:My grandfather established our family land as “Broken Wheel Ranch”. The wagon wheel in this photo represents all of my fondest memories while working with my grandfather to make our home in Idaho one of the greatest.
Natalie Cortez

Caption:Forest In Hiding
Student:Natalie Cortez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Trees surround us everywhere, just look around you. From a sheet of paper, to a new book, then wooden tables in dining rooms, forests are a huge part of our lives, especially in Idaho. We’ll never be able to escape this beautiful sight, but then again who would want to?
Jesse Gil

Caption:new and old
Student:Jesse Gil
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Most kids never notice trees around them. By combining my love of technology and my love of nature, I am a new kind of teen. I challenge other teens to look and find tree everywhere in life.
Britney Hall

Caption:Trees with Personalities
Student:Britney Hall
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Looking at trees helps me prepare myself. I felt like I was in the forest, or was I really in the forest? Do trees have feeling too? Can trees have fun and dance in the rain? In Idaho, trees are just as great as humans.
Rigoberto Alvarado

Caption:Weird and Cool
Student:Rigoberto Alvarado
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I walked to my house I looked at this new tree that had personality that was weird and cool.
juan gamez

Caption:nature
Student:juan gamez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I was walking in my back yard and I look up at a tree and I can tell that the tree wanted me to take a picture. And then I sat down looking at the tree and waiting for the right moment to take a picture and the moment came.
Caitlin Nicholson

Caption:The Tree That Used to Be
Student:CaitlinNicholson
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:During a stroll in the canyon, I discovered a charred piece of wood that used to be much more. Now it sits by itself with nothing to look at but the trees that stand proud below it. It may no longer be alive, but it’s still part of Idaho’s beauty.
Alyssa Richards

Caption:Near But Far
Student:Alyssa Richards
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:While walking the trails in Idaho’s Dierkes Lake, I came across a little tunnel. In the end of this tunnel was this shrub, barely even exposed to sunlight. When I look at this shrub, I see a beautiful, strong, independent piece of forestry that knows how to hold on.
Marita Avery

Caption:The cyclops
Student:Marita Avery
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Most kids never notice trees around them. By combining my love of technology and my love of nature, I am a new kind of teen. I challenge other teens to look and find tree everywhere in life.
Michael Humbach

Caption:Rainbow Tree
Student:Michael Humbach
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I just got back from riding hoses one stormy day and found this tree blowing in the wind with a bright rainbow in the background. As if you were looking at the tree it is as if it stood tall, like as if it were its own forest.
Brien Ploss

Caption:Peek-a-boo
Student:Brien Ploss
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I was feeding my cows one afternoon on my family ranch, when I looked to my left and saw the sun peeking between two trees. I knew that this was a picture I had to get on camera. This photo is an example of Idaho’s exquisite beauty and wonderful trees.
Oscar Villaycana

Caption:The Tree That Could
Student:Oscar Villaycana
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:A tree that could has survived by standing by a lake. The tree looked down at the rocks. The rocks from Idaho couldn’t knock down the tree that could. The tree that could would grow until it could look over Idaho and the forest.
Joshua Powell

Caption:wooden cave
Student:Joshua Powell
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:On my journey of looking for interesting trees I was lead to my grandma’s house to help them with whatever they needed. I saw a tree that was very interesting so I took this picture of their split tree and it turned out to look like a cave.
Ryan Gulliford

Caption:The Bird Tree
Student:Ryan Gulliford
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:There is a famous tree in Wendell, Idaho that bald eagles nest in and if you catch them early enough there are a lot of them. When I show people the photo no one can believe it is real.
Edward Hernandez

Caption:Hybrid Tree
Student:Edward Hernandez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:A tree growing on another tree, how rare that is to occur. From seedling they’ve been growing together, and they have gone through so much but are still sticking together. Looking at other trees being normal and wanting to join the forest and to have a better life in Idaho.
Suyuki Laurian

Caption:Living In the Trees
Student:Suyuki Laurian
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:There are different perspectives of this tree; some people may see a tree and a small wooden house. I see differently, I see a forest of different perspectives. Jerome Idaho may not be the most perfect area for exquisite trees to grow but it is different.
Karlee Burnham

Caption:Two In One
Student:Karlee Burnham
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:While being outside and looking around I see a tree that looks like a two in one tree. It is like a forest when you see pine and regular trees. Then as I looked at the tree I didn’t think that I would be able to see that in Idaho.
Kaylee Radford

Caption:Twisted Forest
Student:Kaylee Radford
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:As I look at this tree, the twisted branches remind me of a forest and the beauty hidden within. I also think about how it strives to survive through cold winters. I believe it represents Idaho, strong and beautiful.
Zjoli Goodwin

Caption:Beauty's Reflection
Student:Zjoli Goodwin
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I believe that beauty lies within everything; no matter what size, shape, or color. I gaze at this piece of forestry and see its deformed reflection. I then think beauty is not what it is, it’s what it has become. The reflection of something shows what it really is.
Clayton Miller

Caption:Fizz Fuzz Fluffy
Student:Clayton Miller
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:While visiting my grandparents in the open country of Jerome, Idaho this beautiful- looking, snowy tree caught my eye.
Devin Taylor

Caption:The Tree
Student:Devin Taylor
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I see this tree I can almost imagine seeing everything. It has looked upon most of us probably hoping to one day be part of the forest, yet in Idaho glairing over this landscape.
Kolby Olmos

Caption:The Single Leaf
Student:Kolby Olmos
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:I am struggling, there is only one leaf left, the leaf I care for most of all, one more gust of wind and this leaf will be looking towards the forest of Idaho, but in the future I will be filled will many other wonderful leafs.
Elizabeth Vega

Caption:Out to reach me
Student:Elizabeth Vega
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Jerome is not known for it amazing trees, but when I looked outside my house there it was. It seemed like it was just about to grab me. It hooked me in with its texture. I then knew it was the perfect tree for me.
Anndrrea Horton

Caption:Undisturbed Beauty
Student:Anndrrea Horton
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:On a recent hunting trip, my family was hiking in the forest near Galena Summit. I was amazed by the beautiful view that I had come upon, and this photo represents the nature and memories that still remain in Idaho.
Dallyn Graham

Caption:Drift Wood
Student:Dallyn Graham
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree was photographed in Ririe, Idaho in the Snake River on a gravel bar. It was cut down to make room for a pasture; I saw this tree while riding around on our four wheelers. The ice was just thick enough so that I could get a close up.
Lynsey Jackson

Caption:Beauty Within
Student:Lynsey Jackson
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:Many forests are in Idaho, but that may not be the case for Jerome. There are few that are in full bloom in March, so while looking around my house I found I was living in a forest of my own.
SuLeika Mendoza

Caption:This Ugly Tree Is Beautiful
Student:SuLeika Mendoza
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:This tree is stranded day and night by this ugly fence, struggling to grow. Look to trees to show how nature survives.
Allen Wells

Caption:Cascading Trees
Student:Allen Wells
Grade:7
School:lakes magnet middle school, coeur d'alene
Teacher:stacey doerr
Statement:The cascading trees look into the forest. I took this in my photoshop class.
Allen Wells 2

Caption:Beauty Within
Student:Allen Wells 2
Grade:7
School:lakes magnet middle school, coeur d'alene
Teacher:stacey doerr
Statement:I think this is somewhat inspiring, and the title has an optimistic sense. I took this in my photoshop class.
Grace Denham

Caption:Black and White
Student:Grace Denham
Grade:7
School:Elk City School
Teacher:Rea Ann Loomis
Statement:The trees stand stark and tall on a wintery day waiting for spring to arrive. Their branches laden with snow sheltering birds and mammals from the harsh weather.
Melia Hannigan-Luther

Caption:Reaching For the Sky
Student:Melia Hannigan-Luther
Grade:7
School:Lakes, Coeur d'Alene
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:I chose the title, Reaching For the Sky because the tree's braches are reaching high into the sky, like arms stretched out above.
Melia Hannigan-Luther 2

Caption:Beauty Within
Student:Melia Hannigan-Luther 2
Grade:7
School:Lakes, Coeur d'Alene
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:I got this picture when I was hiking on Tubbs Hill. The two, or maybe even more, trees are intwined together, like people hugging.
Mark Miller

Caption:Winter's Lineup
Student:Mark Miller
Grade:8
School:Lakes Magnet Middle School, Coeur d' Alene
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:On a bright winter day, I took this pic. Please Enjoy!
Mark Miller 2

Caption:The Center of Attention
Student:Mark Miller 2
Grade:8
School:Lakes Magnet Middle School, Coeur d' Alene
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:This tree in our middle school courtyard reminds me that we should honor nature everyday. I love this pic. Please Enjoy!
Tyler Dalzell

Caption:Transformation
Student:Tyler Dalzell
Grade:7
School:Mountain Home Junior High
Teacher:Karen Gordon
Statement:Nature has a way of transforming itself.
Austin Schmeling

Caption:Winter Tree
Student:Austin Schmeling
Grade:7
School:Lakes magnet Middle School, Coeur d'Alene
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:Winter can be dreary, but a beautiful tree like this brightens the season. Taken in Hayden, Idaho.
Sarah Daman

Caption:View from the Old Tree
Student:Sarah Daman
Grade:8
School:Lakeside Middle School, Plummer, Idaho
Teacher:Mrs. Hall
Statement:Sometimes when you go out for a ride on a horse you find an amazing place. You might even spook a deer or two wandering through the woods. Those woods have some pretty amazing things like this old peaceful fallen tree.
Sarah Daman 2

Caption:Bridge To The Past
Student:Sarah Daman 2
Grade:8
School:Lakeside Middle School, Plummer, Idaho
Teacher:Mrs. Hall
Statement:The peaceful but eerie bridge of an old fallen tree may just take you back in time. Back in time when the deer and all sorts of wild animals ran rampant throughout the forest. A time when it was all so peaceful, as most forests are.
Kelsey Palmer

Caption:Tree with Rocks
Student:Kelsey Palmer
Grade:7
School:Mountain Home Junior High
Teacher:Karen Gordon
Statement:Nature can be found in different forms.
KelseyPalmer 2

Caption:In the Sky
Student:KelseyPalmer 2
Grade:7
School:Mountain Home Junior High
Teacher:Karen Gordon
Statement:What is that competing with the sun?
Megan Brown

Caption:Sunlit Tree
Student:Megan Brown
Grade:8
School:Lakes Magnet Middle School, Coeur d'Alene
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:I captured this image at school during my photoshop class. I love how the sun shines through the tree.
Guadalupe Torres

Caption:Rainy Day
Student:Guadalupe Torres
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:A tree takes years to root itself into the earth; there is an elusive battle everyday with the environment to make its way to nourishment. The woody spirit won’t be able to comprehend its own unique and beautiful significance, but it is always noticed on a beautiful, crazy weather.
Hannah Colvin

Caption:They Are Everywhere
Student:Hannah Colvin
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Cottle
Statement:Whether it’s a wooden fence, piece of paper, or your kitchen table they are all made out of one thing, trees. They are everywhere and very often overlooked but they shouldn’t be. Trees are created into things that people everywhere use every day.
Katelyn Shepard

Caption:Leaves
Student:Katelyn Shepard
Grade:8
School:Lakes Magnet Middle School, Coeur d'Alene
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:Leaves hold a beauty inside their green folds,
Leaves make the tree look full of surprises instead of plain,
Leaves provide the hiding places for animals living in the tree,
Leaves provide for us with shade and oxygen,
Leaves on trees are an amazing wonder.
Katelyn Shepard 2

Caption:Seeds
Student:Katelyn Shepard 2
Grade:8
School:Lakes magnet Middle School, Coeur d'Alene
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:Seeds remind me of how the small things count. They grow from very small to very strong and tall. Seeds prove that something small doesn't stay small. They prove that things can become big. That is why seeds are a great wonder.
Kimball Lloyd

Caption:A Forest of Intrigue
Student:Kimball Lloyd
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Ms. Cotttle
Statement:There are many things that can be discovered by entering a forest. Sometimes the beauty, and the creatures that lie within make a forest what it is.
Kimball Lloyd 2

Caption:One of Many
Student:Kimball Lloyd 2
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Ms. Cotttle
Statement:A tree may look small and insignificant but each tree contributes its own unique look and beauty.
Yecenia Bravo

Caption:Rough Tree
Student:Yecenia Bravo
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:There are many trees that are beautiful; this tree was the rough tree. Many trees are beautiful in their own way but this tree was amazing to me. It has enough texture and it looks like a rough tree.
Isaac Hernandez

Caption:the strong tree
Student:Isaac Hernandez
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Ms. Cotttle
Statement:I chose this tree because it showed that it would still grow no matter what. I saw this great tree out my window in a building next to my house. The tree resembled how strong Idaho is. I thought this tree will be good because it signifies nature's great strength.
Joey Lothspeich

Caption:Trees come in all shapes and sizes
Student:Joey Lothspeich
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Ms. Cotttle
Statement:As I walk around my house in Idaho looking for a great picture, I saw this amazing shaped tree. It caught me by the eye and just left me staring.
Gabe Strain

Caption:Mysterious Night
Student:Gabe Strain
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Lori Cottle
Statement:When I stopped on Yahoo trail at Pomerelle Ski Resort to take a few pictures, I noticed a very mysterious scene. I looked up and saw that the full moon outside had just pierced through the wispy clouds illuminating the beautiful forest.
Casey Miller

Caption:001
Student:Casey Miller
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Ms. Cotttle
Statement:As I look up at this tree I see little branches, taking a second look, I see beauty in the promise of life.
Casey Miller 2

Caption:002
Student:Casey Miller 2
Grade:8
School:Jerome Middle School
Teacher:Ms. Cotttle
Statement:As I look to the forest I see old and new. The old inspires me to look to the trees for knowledge. The new inspires me to look for hope in a new generation.
Starr Brookes

Caption:The Trail of a Tree
Student:Starr Brookes
Grade:7
School:Lakes Magnet Middle School
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:As you look at the photograph, your eyes wander down the branches, to the right, almost as if you were walking up the tree like a trail.
naomie mellick

Caption:the preety tree
Student:naomie mellick
Grade:7
School:lakes maggnet middle school, coeur d' alene
Teacher:stacey doerr
Statement:I took this photo because it represents the leaves on the tree and it's on a desk with two butterflies.
miranda collet

Caption:reaching branches
Student:miranda collet
Grade:7
School:Lakes Magnet Middle School, Coeur d'Alene
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:i was looking at the sky through reaching branches
miranda collet 2

Caption:Treelight
Student:miranda collet 2
Grade:7
School:Lakes Magnet Middle School, Coeur d'Alene
Teacher:Stacey Doerr
Statement:I captured this at school. The spring sun crosses the branches.
Caylin Strong

Caption:Got my eye on you
Student:Caylin Strong
Grade:7
School:Mountain Home Jr High
Teacher:Karen Gordon
Statement:The theme is "Look to the Forest" in this photo the tree is looking at us with it's eye. We are responsible for the fate of the forest and they are watching us.


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