Student artwork was recently chosen for inclusion in the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival 2016 Calendar. Local students in kindergarten through eighth grades were invited to submit work through their teachers and the calendar covers November 2015 through January 2017.
The contest was open to kindergarten through eighth grade students that live in communities along the lower Stanislaus River: Knights Ferry, Oakdale, Valley Home, Riverbank, Escalon and Salida. Students whose artwork was chosen for the calendar were from schools in Knights Ferry, Oakdale, Valley Home, and Riverbank; artwork is also accepted from children that are home-schooled.
Students whose artwork was chosen for inclusion in the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival 2016 were recognized and awarded prizes during the Salmon Festival held at the Stanislaus River Park in Knights Ferry on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015.
Cover Artist selected was fifth grader Taylor Herndon of Sierra View Elementary School in Oakdale, with teacher Ms. Alvey.
Monthly winners, their grade, teacher and school follow.
November 2015: Maddy Watson, Grade 4, Teacher: Ms. Holcomb, Knights Ferry School.
December 2015: Wailea Espino, Grade 8, Teacher: Mr. Reid, Valley Home School.
January 2016: Bertha Jacqueline Tapia Reyes, Grade 5, Teacher: Ms. Graham, Sierra View Elementary, Oakdale.
February 2016: Tristan McCarthy, Grade 1, Teacher: Ms. Fogarty, Knights Ferry School.
March 2016: Dulce Munoz, Grade 2, Teacher: Ms. Williams, Mesa Verde Elementary, Riverbank.
April 2016: Mia Peterson, Grade 4, Teacher: Mr. Sturgis, Cloverland Elementary, Oakdale.
May 2016: Dimas Saavedra, Grade 5, Teacher: Ms. Thorpe, Valley Home Elementary.
June 2016: Karina N. Verduzco, Grade 5, Teacher: Mr. Frazee, Sierra View Elementary, Oakdale.
July 2016: Ashley Espino, Grade 6, Teacher: Ms. Thorpe, Valley Home Elementary.
August 2016: Savanna McCarthy, Grade K, Teacher: Ms. McCarthy, Knights Ferry School.
September 2015: Trex Porter, Grade 4, Teacher: Ms. Holcomb, Knights Ferry School.
October 2016: Angela Espejel, Grade 4, Teacher: Ms. Graham, Fair Oaks Elementary, Oakdale.
November 2016: Emma Fernandez, Grade 5, Teacher: Ms. Alvey, Sierra View Elementary, Oakdale.
December 2016: Kyla Ryan, Grade 3, Teacher: Ms. Holcomb, Knights Ferry School.
January 2017: Dyanna Ramos Gonzalez, Grade 5, Teacher: Mr. Frazee, Sierra View Elementary, Oakdale.
Each year, the Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Planning Committee invites young artists to celebrate the return of Chinook salmon to the Stanislaus River through participation in the Salmon Festival Art Contest. Through their artwork, students are encouraged to depict salmon living in the river or ocean.
Calendars are available for $5 at the Great Valley Museum located at Modesto Junior College West Campus, or by contacting Jamie Meek at eaststanislausrcd.@gmail.com or Teri Curtis at email@example.com. Proceeds from the calendar will be used for the 2016 Salmon Festival.