River of Words - 2003

A regional competition of the River of Words was sponsored for a second year by the SRWP. The program, created to promote watershed awareness, literacy, and the arts, received more than 257 entries from K-12 students within the 27,000 square mile Sacramento River watershed. Entries were judged both on the national level and at the regional level. Winners earn a T-shirt and River of Words publications.

The winning entries appear below.

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Art Winners

Grand Prizes

Grades K - 2   Grades 3-6   Grades 7-9   Grades 10-12

Western Pond Turtle
Sara Kraatz
Age 7, Grade 2
Home school
Chico, CA
 
Watershed Art
Jessica Wang
Age 11, Grade 6
Peter Burkett School
Sacramento, CA
Teacher: Tari Arnold
 
Untitled
Michelle Wurlitzer
Age 14, Grade 8
Marsh Junior High School
Chico, CA
Teacher: Cookie Dillavou
 
Untitled
Jessica Kong
Age 15, Grade 10
Sacramento, CA

Finalists

Grades K - 2   Grades 3-6   Grades 7-9   Grades 10-12

Laying Eggs
Justin Davis
Age 7, Grade 2
Durham Elementary
Durham, CA
Teacher: Janet Landess
 
Ain't this Grand
Matthew Reinking
Age 9, Grade 4
Rock Creek Elementary
Rocklin, CA
Teacher: Chris Anderson
 
Listen
Judy Kattavilayvong
Age 14, Grade 8
Marsh Junior High School
Chico, CA
Teacher: Cookie Dillavou
   

A Salmon's Simple Beauty
Rachael Cook
Age 7, Grade 2
Durham Elementary
Durham, CA
Teacher: Allison Brigham
 
Crawling Critter
A. J. Marsden
Age 9, Grade 4
Rock Creek Elementary
Rocklin, CA
Teacher: Chris Anderson
 
Untitled
James Longneker
Age 13, Grade 7
Marsh Junior High School
Chico, CA
Teacher: Cookie Dillavou
   

Special Mention

Grades K - 2   Grades 3-6   Grades 7-9   Grades 10-12

Chinook Salmon
Isaiah Kraatz
Age 6, Kindergarten
Chico, CA
           

Poetry Winners

Grand Prizes

Grades K - 2   Grades 3-6   Grades 7-9   Grades 10-12
The Warm Afternoon
Grayson Demello
Age 9, Grade 3
Sierra View Elementary
Chico, CA
Teacher: Pamela Waldsmith
[Read poem]
  Magic
Tyler Havens
Age 10, Grade 4
Jay Partridge Elementary
Chico, CA
Teacher: Ray Bransky
[Read poem]
  Poem not available
Judy Kattavilayvong
Age 14, Grade
Marsh Junior High School
Chico, CA
   

Finalists

Grades K - 2   Grades 3-6   Grades 7-9   Grades 10-12
Crystal Flakes
Scott Slater
Age 9 Grade 2
Durham Elementary
Durham, , CA
Teacher: Randy Thorne
[Read poem]

  Shadow
Micah Knight
Age 11, Grade 6
Hooker Oak Elementary
Durham, CA
[Read poem]
  Sunset
Kathryn Moffett
Age 12, Grade 7
Janesville Union School
Janesville, CA
Teacher: Julie McKee
[Read poem]