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Twenty three students at Eagleview Elementary School have been treated differently than the rest over the past few weeks.  They’ve been treated like…well, just like a group of winners ought to be treated!

Michele Zeidler’s 3rd/4th multiage class spent one of their December art class periods illustrating the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association’s holiday poem, No Ox Can Fly. The poem was broadcast on KLKS radio from November 29 to December 22, but these students, along with eleven other 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes who were also competing, had a No Ox Can Fly CD to listen to for inspiration as they worked on their illustrations in art teacher, Kelly Crosby’s classroom.

As the winning class, the students have enjoyed quite a bit of special treatment.  On January 19,  art teacher, Kelly Crosby and the class visited the KLKS Studio in Breezy Point where students gathered for a live broadcast with well-known radio personality, Bob Bundgaard, followed by a chance to do a group recording of the radio station’s name and call numbers, ‘KLKS, 104.3”. The visit concluded with a radio station tour and a KLKS travel tag for each student, plus an announcement that their winning illustration booklet had been posted at www.klks.com.

Then, on January 27, as they returned to Mrs. Zeidler’s classroom from phy ed., the students were greeted by ‘Paul Bunyan’. Brian Peterson, a Paul Bunyan character performer from the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association, visited with the students, read them their requested tall tale, Paul Bunyan and the Monster Plants, and gave out a Byway map to each student so they could locate where they lived. All twenty three kids and their teachers were given a big Paul Bunyan cookie, baked by the Pine River Bakery and provided by Black Pine Beach Resort.

   A big Paul Bunyan thank-you to all the No Ox Can Fly illustration contest participants who so cleverly put to work the art skills they’re learning.  And many thanks to art teacher, Kelly Crosby,  for partnering with the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway and KLKS Radio on this project.


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Published Date: 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
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the Lake Country Echo