Challis High School senior Jarett Ollar won the senior project competition held Dec. 13 with his project that focused on taxidermy and included his creation of a whitetail deer mount.

Ollar and three other students made the final four. Other finalists were Averie Robles who used his welding skills to make a metal sign that will be installed near the intersection of Idaho Highway 75 and U.S. Highway 93. The sign, in the shape of the state of Idaho, says “Welcome to Challis” and features a fish.

Kelli Ann Strand was also a finalist with her late summer golf clinic and golf scramble tournament. Strand’s project doubled as a fundraiser for the CHS golf team and helped pay for greens covers at the Challis Golf Course.

The fourth finalist, Cayden Zollinger, created a sign that shows the original holder of many of the brands used by ranchers in the Pahsimeroi Valley. Zollinger’s sign is to be displayed at the May Cemetery.

CHS teacher Debbie Sheppeard said “all of the students did a great job” and pointed out that many of the projects benefitted the community.

The projects will be on display at the spring celebration of excellence, Sheppeard said.

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