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Character Takes Courage stained glass

A Begich snow leopard, right, joins a pantheon of stained glass pieces after it is unveiled Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School. The piece honors the 2012-13 school theme Character Takes Courage. Stained glass artist and school administrative assistant Karen Forster made the panel, with staffer David Rafter producing the stone eyes from agate.
Erik Hill
Stained glass artist and school administrative assistant Karen Forster, left, addresses the audience at the dedication of a stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday afternoon May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Principal Jeanne Fischer and her ever-present camera record the scene at the dedication of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Mao Tosi addresses students on the topic of Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, as he participates at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi encouraged middle schoolers to show courage in opposing bullying and otherwise to stand up for their convictions. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
Mao Tosi addresses students on the topic of Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, as he participates at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
School administrative assistant and stained glass artist Karen Forster speaks on the design and creation of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Principal Jeanne Fischer and students prepare to dedicate a stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday afternoon May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Principal Jeanne Fischer describes themes for previous stained glass pieces at the dedication of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Sixth grader Sven Vincent James Dix pulls a cord to unveil a stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday afternoon May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
A Begich snow leopard joins a pantheon of stained glass pieces after it is unveiled Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School. The piece honors the 2012-13 school theme Character Takes Courage. Stained glass artist and school administrative assistant Karen Forster made the piece, with staffer David Rafter producing stone eyes from agate. A committee of art students helped with the design, and Anchorage School District carpenters Mike Fields and Shane Houser made the frame and installed the artwork. This is the sixth theme panel installed at the school.
Erik Hill
Students applaud at the dedication of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
A well-heeled Mao Tosi poses with students after addressing the topic Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi encouraged middle schoolers to show courage in opposing bullying and otherwise to stand up for their convictions. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
A well-heeled Mao Tosi hugs retiring principal Jeanne Fischer after addressing her students on the topic of Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi encouraged middle schoolers to show courage in opposing bullying and otherwise to stand up for their convictions. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
A Begich snow leopard, right, joins a pantheon of stained glass pieces after it is unveiled Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School. The piece honors the 2012-13 school theme Character Takes Courage. Stained glass artist and school administrative assistant Karen Forster made the panel, with staffer David Rafter producing the stone eyes from agate.
Erik Hill
Stained glass artist and school administrative assistant Karen Forster, left, addresses the audience at the dedication of a stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday afternoon May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Principal Jeanne Fischer and her ever-present camera record the scene at the dedication of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Mao Tosi addresses students on the topic of Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, as he participates at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi encouraged middle schoolers to show courage in opposing bullying and otherwise to stand up for their convictions. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
Mao Tosi addresses students on the topic of Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, as he participates at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
School administrative assistant and stained glass artist Karen Forster speaks on the design and creation of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Principal Jeanne Fischer and students prepare to dedicate a stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday afternoon May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Principal Jeanne Fischer describes themes for previous stained glass pieces at the dedication of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Sixth grader Sven Vincent James Dix pulls a cord to unveil a stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday afternoon May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
A Begich snow leopard joins a pantheon of stained glass pieces after it is unveiled Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School. The piece honors the 2012-13 school theme Character Takes Courage. Stained glass artist and school administrative assistant Karen Forster made the piece, with staffer David Rafter producing stone eyes from agate. A committee of art students helped with the design, and Anchorage School District carpenters Mike Fields and Shane Houser made the frame and installed the artwork. This is the sixth theme panel installed at the school.
Erik Hill
Students applaud at the dedication of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
A well-heeled Mao Tosi poses with students after addressing the topic Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi encouraged middle schoolers to show courage in opposing bullying and otherwise to stand up for their convictions. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
A well-heeled Mao Tosi hugs retiring principal Jeanne Fischer after addressing her students on the topic of Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi encouraged middle schoolers to show courage in opposing bullying and otherwise to stand up for their convictions. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
A Begich snow leopard, right, joins a pantheon of stained glass pieces after it is unveiled Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School. The piece honors the 2012-13 school theme Character Takes Courage. Stained glass artist and school administrative assistant Karen Forster made the panel, with staffer David Rafter producing the stone eyes from agate.
Erik Hill
Stained glass artist and school administrative assistant Karen Forster, left, addresses the audience at the dedication of a stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday afternoon May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Principal Jeanne Fischer and her ever-present camera record the scene at the dedication of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Mao Tosi addresses students on the topic of Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, as he participates at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi encouraged middle schoolers to show courage in opposing bullying and otherwise to stand up for their convictions. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
Mao Tosi addresses students on the topic of Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, as he participates at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
School administrative assistant and stained glass artist Karen Forster speaks on the design and creation of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Principal Jeanne Fischer and students prepare to dedicate a stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday afternoon May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Principal Jeanne Fischer describes themes for previous stained glass pieces at the dedication of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
Sixth grader Sven Vincent James Dix pulls a cord to unveil a stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday afternoon May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
A Begich snow leopard joins a pantheon of stained glass pieces after it is unveiled Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School. The piece honors the 2012-13 school theme Character Takes Courage. Stained glass artist and school administrative assistant Karen Forster made the piece, with staffer David Rafter producing stone eyes from agate. A committee of art students helped with the design, and Anchorage School District carpenters Mike Fields and Shane Houser made the frame and installed the artwork. This is the sixth theme panel installed at the school.
Erik Hill
Students applaud at the dedication of the 2012-2013 stained glass panel depicting the theme Character Takes Courage Thursday May 16, 2013 at Begich Middle School.
Erik Hill
A well-heeled Mao Tosi poses with students after addressing the topic Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi encouraged middle schoolers to show courage in opposing bullying and otherwise to stand up for their convictions. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
A well-heeled Mao Tosi hugs retiring principal Jeanne Fischer after addressing her students on the topic of Character Takes Courage, the Begich Middle School theme for the 2012-2013 school year, at the dedication of the annual stained glass panel depicting the annual theme Thursday May 16, 2013 at the school. Tosi encouraged middle schoolers to show courage in opposing bullying and otherwise to stand up for their convictions. Tosi wore the heels in April for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event promoting sexual assault awareness.
Erik Hill
Craig Medred