Taylor Grasseth, a spunky red-haired eighth-grader from Jemtegaard Middle School, was honored in front of her student peers and faculty during an assembly Friday morning.
Grasseth’s artwork, a colorful cat holding a banner, was chosen as the winner of the Washougal Schools Foundation art contest and will be the face of the organization’s signature event, The Student Stride for Education.
“It’s wonderful and I’m super psyched about it,” was Grasseth’s response when asked how she feels about her artwork being chosen as the logo for the event.
Gabrielle Iverson, art teacher at JMS, has used the contest as a way to introduce her advanced art class to the challenges of graphic design for the last three years. This the third time a student has been selected from her art classes as the winner of the contest.
The artwork from the contest is used as the logo for the WSF event in May.