Seward High School Art

October 31, 2017

1st Quarter Art 2017

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A lot of hard work and great art coming from SHS Art students this year!  Here is a sampling from the first quarter:

Black Light Fish Tank Themed paintings which were on display at the Music & Arts Festival!

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Lucia Lombardia Garro

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Paola Baez

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Sophie Dow

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Kyrsten Johnson-Gray

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Zen Petrosius

Alternative Energy Sci Fi Art: 

These were on display at the Alternative Energy Fair and received First and Second Place! 

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Jonah Lindquist

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Linda Jack

Some Independent Projects:

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Emilia Whitcome

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Ruby Lindquist

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Trapper Allen – Vladimir Putin Drawing

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Blaze Havnen

Clay!:

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Maddy Moore – coil pot

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Conor Spanos – SHS Ceramic Students made containers for the Elementary Music program to store their instruments in!

Reductive Block Print Portraits:

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Pricilla Stolz – Salvador Dali

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Coulter Fiore-Pruitte – Mario

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Clara Lee -Andy Biersack

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Sam Paperman – Donald Trump

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Nathaniel Basalo – Self Portrait

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Ryan Miller – Jimi Hendrix

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Meghan Koster – Yoko Ono and John Lennon

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Jordan Sewell – His Parents

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Zen Petrosius – Ozzy

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Kyrsten Johnson-Gray – Brendon Urie

 

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April 17, 2017

Middle School Eyes

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The eye is the window to the middle schoolers soul… 🙂 We studied and practiced drawing the human eye.  The assignment was to draw an eye using oil pastel and chalk on black paper and to make something unique about it.  Here they are, awesome job SMS Art students!

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Jared Dean

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Mikya Wallace

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Lydia Jacoby

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Ryker Bradford

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Colt Ogle

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Nicole Hettick

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Marcus Lastimosa

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Jacob Wendt

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Emily Unrein

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Linda Jack

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Mary Withrow

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Lucy Hankins

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April 10, 2017

2017 KPBSD Art Show Awards!

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The KPBSD Art Show happened last week with the top art from all around the district competing in a juried show! Seward High Art students took some awards, congratulations to Emma Moore for 2nd Place in Mixed Media, Case Estes for 2nd Place in Printmaking, and Josh Parks for 2nd Place in Watercolor!  Meghan Mullaly took home an honorable mention in functional ceramics!  Good job everyone!

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Emma Moore Grade 11

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Case Estes Grade 12

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Josh Park Grade 9

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Meghan Mullaly Grade 10

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April 6, 2017

Kenai Fjords National Park Species Maps Assignment!

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The Art of Mapmaking is called CartographyCartography (in Greek chartis = map and graphein = write) is the study and practice of making representations of the Earth on a flat surface. Cartography combines science, art, and technical ability to create a balanced and readable representation that is capable of communicating information effectively and quickly.

We are going to create maps of an area in Kenai Fjords National Park which include some of the local flora and fauna.

Here are some cool maps to check out and inspire you!  What are these maps communicating other than the geography?

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Pacific Coastal Whales

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The Imperialism of Britain

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Places, Animals and Goods of Ireland

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Species of New Zealand

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Greenland Sites and Species

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Animals of the world

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Sea Monsters!

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More Sea Monsters!

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Florida Gators!

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Different Ethnicities and species on multiple Continents

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Tourist Destinations in Europe

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Wildlife in India

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Birds and Iceland

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Not sure but this seems to be about Imperialism too!  Africa? Land of Plenty!

Alright lets take it back to home!

Here is an interactive map of the boundaries of the Kenai Fjords National Park!

It starts near Seward, wrapping around Exit Glacier and the Harding Icefields and extends all the way south west to Nuka Bay.

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Here is an interactive shaded topography map of our area

Here is another topo map, with lines to repesent elevation gain.

Use these maps or another one you find to choose the area of the Kenai Fjords National Park you wish to illustrate.  Zoom in and out to find an interesting section.  Make sure it is actually in the park!  Use the snipping tool to take a screen shot of the area and paste it into Word so you can print it out!

Assignment: Make a map of a portion of Kenai Fjords National park which communicates about the Flora and Fauna in our area (plants and animals)!  You can do many small animals or a few bigger ones, up to you!

Include:

Mandatory Features:

Accurate Land/Ocean depiction

Fauna/Flora at least 3

Labeled names of ocean features (bays)/land features such as mountains and mines

Optional features choose at least three:

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Latitude/longitude lines

Nautical routes

Topography (mountains) either with topo lines or shading

Current patterns

Ships

Sea Monsters

You will be drawing your map by hand.  The original cartographers weren’t able to use satallite images when they were making maps, they had to travel the land and figure out how to represent it on a flat surface!  Make your drawing as accurate as you possibly can!

Once you have the map drawn out, add your features!  No tracing for this either, but you may look at pictures of the flora/fauna you are adding!

Once it it perfected, trace your design onto watercolor paper.

Paint it neatly and have fun with the colors!

After the paint is dry we have new skinny sharpie pens in ever color to add details and lines!

Do your best and make your map awesome!

 

 

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March 9, 2017

Reflection Unit

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SHS just finished oil pastel/chalk pieces focusing on reflections in water.  They did great and here are a few!

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Shayne Sullivan

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Nathaniel Basalo

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Sholanda Vert

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Alex Ursel

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Meghan Mullaly

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Bjorn Nillson

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Justin McMurray

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Jazmine Jarnig

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Eldon Zinis

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Maddy Moore

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Ally Chryss

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Pattern Art

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Nikki Farquarson’s work

SHS students studied the art of Nikki Farqharson, who combines collage work with intricate patterns.  Here is some of their work emulating her style!

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Laurel Correa

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Hayley Unrein

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Kyrsetn Johnson Grey

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Tyler Goddard

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Braden Lane

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Shayne Sullivan

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John Moriarty

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Alex Ursel

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Maddy Athey

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Hunter Hollingsworth

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Bjorn Nillson

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Josh Parks

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Meghan Mullaly

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Eldin Zinis

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Pricilla Stoltz

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March 7, 2017

Alaska License Plate Assignment!

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There is an accompanying planning sheet with this assignment.  Fill it out as you read through the assignment for a grade.

  1. There is currently a call for art for Alaskan “Aristic License Plate” designs.  Begin by reading this Alaska Dispatch Article about the contest.  Next read the call for art.

Here is their example

2. Lets think about the subject matter of the art on your license plate design. This is an Alaskan License plate so it should celebrate our state! They suggest the topics of culture, wildlife, and geography. What comes to mind when  you think about our Alaskan identity and way of life?

Here are my ideas to get the wheels turning in your brain, feel free to come up with your own!

Culture: indigenous cultures, subsistence culture (gathering berries, hunting, fishing), xtratufs, parkas, small planes, boats, winter sports, dog mushing, kayaking, gold mining, oil production…

Wildlife: salmon, moose, bear, mountain goats, dahl sheep, whales, sea lion, seal, eagle, mosquitos etc! Plants too: Fireweed, blueberries, salmonberries, devils club, lupine, forget-me-nots…

Geography: mountains, ocean, tundra, arctic, glaciers, volcanoes, rivers, lakes…Specific Mountains: Denali, Mt. Susitna, etc…

Note: You may not trace the art for this piece!  It would be a copyright infringement!  You may print a photo to look at as you draw!

3. Police use License Plates to identify specific vehicles so they need to be able to read them as easily as possible!  You are required to use contrasting colors on your plate.  Which numbers in the example below can you read the most easily?

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Complementary Colors are across from each other on the color wheel and it is said they contrast.  What do you think?

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4. Another Rule they have is that the top 1 1/4 inch of the plate must say Alaska and the bottom 1 inch can say a slogan of your choice, for example THE LAST FRONTIER.

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Now that you have all the information, fill out the planning sheet!

Here is some inspiration from license plates around the US:

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March 6, 2017

SHS Ceramics

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I have had some amazing Ceramic students at Seward High and Seward Middle School this past Quarter!  Here are some of their projects!

Ancient Bas Relief Trivet:

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Emma Moore

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Makayla Dumars

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Rachel O’Rourke

Textured Slab Built Vase/Bottle with Wheel Thrown Neck:

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Tyler Goddard

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Kendyl Morris

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Makayla Dumars

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Xavier Prince

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Stephanie Ball

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Chris Kingsland

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Callie Tomlinson

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Sarah Meinema

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Riley von Borstel

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Rachel O’Rourke

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Heleana Backus

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Ruby Lindquist

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Sadie Lindquist

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Kaylee Brockman

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Billy Wolfe

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Nicole Charlie

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Emma Moore

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Heleana Backus

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Renee Elhard

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Kylie Mullaly

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Kinze Hauze

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Chandler Marcus

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Xavier Prince

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Makayla Dumars

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Shelby Siemenski

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Emma Moore

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Heleana Backus

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Chris Kingsland

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Riley von Borstel

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Billy Wolfe

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Dana Van Slyke

 

 

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February 9, 2017

Seward Middle School Color Wheel Paintings

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Seward Middle School students learned how to mix all 12 colors of the color wheel using just the primary colors: red, yellow, blue!  Then they were given the assignment to come up with a composition which included all 12 colors!  Here is what they came up with, great job!

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Renee Elhard

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Hailey Freiberg

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Hana Cooney

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Aiden Rodriguez

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Ryan Brown

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Leah Kava-Murdock

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Paola Baez

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Kylie Mullaly

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Dilthini Dissanayake

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Aaron Kuller

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Ashton Simpson

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Wren Dougherty

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Shelby Sieminski

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Cody Bryden

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Seward High School Watercolor Paintings

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Seward High students learned 12 different watercolor techniques, including using salt, rubbing alcohol, tissue paper, etc.  Then they hand drew a person or animal and used this drawing to create a water color painting, utilizing at least 5 of these techniques as they chose.  They did an amazing job!  See if you can figure out what technique they used where!

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Bekah Christenson’s Tupac drawing

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Pricilla Stoltz

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Dylan Dunning

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Tyler Goddard

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Clarence Longan

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Bjorn Nilsson

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Conor Spanos

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Isaiah Bivens

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Eliza Goddard

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Hunter Hollingsorth

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Elijah Gundersen

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John Moriarty

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Kyrsten Johnson-Grey

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Dax Robinson

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Lincoln Farris

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Justin McMurray

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Sholanda Vert

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Laurel Correa

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Allison Rogers

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Linnea Hribernick

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Alex Ursel

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Chad Quinn

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Sophi Dow

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Josh Park

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Madison Athey

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Jaden Vandyke

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Maddy Moore

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Katelyn Correa

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Clara LaRock

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Nathaniel Basalo

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Shayne Sullivan

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Hayley Unrein

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Ryan Miller

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Jazmine Jarnig

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Eldon Zinis

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Gabe Wood

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Ally Chryss

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Megan Koster

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Krisnan Weston

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Coral Petrosius

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Naomi Ifflander

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Angela Tinker

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Meghan Mullaly

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