SPANISH CULTURE STUDENTS Anna Sorensen, Monika Griffiths, Lachlan Kiekow and Heidi Wuollet demonstrate online language learning.

A Fine night with the fine artists

Staff Writer
Jennifer Edwards
Big Lake High School students raised over $1,000 for the Big Lake Food Shelf with their Empty Bowls project celebrating an evening of fine arts.
“We had 236 bowls to start with,” said Art Teacher Claudia Forsberg. “And we have almost sold the all.”
For $5, patrons bought a unique, student-made ceramic bowl and filled it with popcorn to munch on while listening to music and examining student art projects.
“We have over 100 high school art projects on display and more from the middle school,” Ms. Forsberg said. “And we have some hand-built and thrown pottery on display the students made in their classes.”
“The students set the whole thing up themselves,” she said. “That made it really special.”
Among the groups making special presentations was the middle school jazz and percussion ensemble, the Spanish cultural group, high school jazz band and ensembles, the middle school select choir, high school choir soloists and ensembles and a number of high school choir ensembles and soloists. The high school family and consumer science students had a display about houses and home design.
Everywhere there was art to see from Teacher Laurie Sanchez throwing pots to paintings, art work and ceramics created by the students.
The Spanish cultural program demonstrated how to make traditional coconut cookies. They played flamenco guitar music and danced wildly to traditional drum music. Some of the students had also created and illustrated children’s books in the Spanish language.
National Honor Society students made sure everyone had plenty of popcorn to keep their bowls full while they were enjoying the entertainment.
“NHS is an amazing program. They offer so much. We have had outstanding support for this and I especially want to thank our custodians,” Ms. Forsberg said. “It’s something I have wanted to do for a really long time.”


DAUNTE BATES is ready to enjoy his lunch.

MONTICELLO PUBLIC WORKS Mike Rogers catching the cockatoo which flew into a window of their building. (Submitted photos).

2014-2015 SHERBURNE COUNTY FAIR Junior Royalty are Duke Mike Edlund, Duchess Sophia Gerou, King Justice Haom, Queen Peyton Provost, Prince Tyson Newman and Princess Lilian Lies with the past royalty. (Submitted photo courtesy of Always Platinum Photography).

SMOKEY THE BEAR posed for a picture with Mia and Yazmine Garcia at the Big Lake Public Library. Smokey teaches everyone to prevent wildfires. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards).

Cooper Adcock and Natalie Johnson volunteered to be in charge of selling snacks to weary shoppers at the Sale of Stuff.