North Salmon Creek — Jennifer Chun from Alki Middle School was one of three Washington students announced as finalists for a new logo contest by Washington State Panda Foundation, at a press conference in Seattle on March 28.
Chun, along with Annika Carlson from Carthcart Elementary School in Snohomish and Stefan Zucktriegel from Cascade High School in Leavenworth were also finalists. A total of 360 logo-design applications were submitted by students from 259 school districts in the state.
Nathan Olson, communications manager for the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, said that they had actively promoted the logo contest to create a positive educational opportunity for the students of the state and because “the giant panda is one of the cutest animals in the world.”
The three finalists and an adult chaperone will be traveling to the panda reserve in Chengdu, Sichuan province, at the end of the year, with all expanses paid by the panda foundation.