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Second-graders art work makes anthology cover

by: COURTESY PHOTO - Joseph Gale Elementary School second-grader Victoria King grasps a copy of a student anthology called Honoring Our Rivers. Her painting graces its cover.Victoria King has hooked a big one with her art work.

A second-grade student at Joseph Gale Elementary School in Forest Grove, Victoria submitted a watercolor painting of a rainbow trout for publication in a 2014 student anthology called “Honoring Our Rivers” — and it was selected.

“Your work has helped to create awareness among Oregon residents of the importance of our watersheds,” Sarah Schra, project manager for Salem-based Honoring Our Rivers, wrote in a congratulatory letter. “Your efforts remind us that we all live downstream.”

Victoria’s colorful picture will also be on display at a Student Showcase hosted by Honoring Our Rivers on Sunday, May 4, at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, 1005 W. Burnside St.

Her teacher, Brenda LeCarno, was justifiably proud.

“The art was inspired by the study of rainbow trout that we raised in our classroom last fall,” said LeCarno, who added that Victoria’s painting was also chosen as cover art for this year’s anthology.

For more information about the nonprofit project, visit honoringourrivers.org.

— Nancy Townsley

Contract Publishing

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