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Student logo designs captured in quilts

| February 13, 2024 1:00 AM

KELLOGG — Friends of The River Coalition founder and president Dawn Wiksten and vice president Rob Archer proposed a logo design challenge last winter in a partnership with Kellogg High School art teacher Rachel Krusemark.

Student designs were sewn into quilts for a silent auction and the final project was displayed Friday at Kellogg High School.

F.O.R.C. is a nonprofit founded in 2020 leading annual environmental cleanups along the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River.

Wiksten said the community support through the student art contest and the silent auction should be commended.

“These students and quilters worked very hard to help a community nonprofit find its identity,” Wiksten said.

Lena Erlendson created a design which crossed and won first place in the contest. Kaden Keller made an image of a boat on the water spelling out “F.O.R.C.” 

Kaia Palmer received third place in the contest with a piece displaying the Idaho bluebird.  

An entry by Russel Fields was not represented in the winning quilt, but will be used in a future project for F.O.R.C.

Quilters Marcia Baker Smith and Nancy Miller used student entries to create a large quilt.

A smaller quilt was made by Carol Murshel and presented to Rachel Krusemark by Rob Archer and Dawn Wiksten as a personal gift of the winners. 

Lexie Hayes won the large quilt in a silent auction, but donated the piece to Kellogg High School so the students could celebrate their work. 

    Scott Miller and Rob Archer hold up the smaller quilt intended to honor winners in the student logo contest for the Friends of the River Coalition.

    Four student designs were selected in the Friends of the River Coalition logo contest among Kellogg High School art students.

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