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From the depths into the blue: 10-minute sketch swims off page, flies to stunning victory


Photo coutresy of Pam Kraft

Encampment School senior A.J. Kuster works on his trout/World War II bomber design for the “Traveling Trout” competition. The design took second place in the competition and won $5,000.

A 10-minute sketch is all it took for the Encampment School art program to win $5,000 at the state art symposium in Casper.

The sketch, a trout-shaped World War II bomber dreamt up by Encampment School senior A.J. Kuster, was later used as a concept for the “Traveling Trout” competition sponsored by the National Museum of Wildlife Art.

For the competition, high school art programs across Wyoming were set with the same task – breathe life into a white, trout-shaped piece of fiberglass.

Kuster, along with other art students, submitted several designs for the project. The design Encampm...

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