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Charles Kassulker

Year: Senior.

Age: 18.

Art focus: Art.

Adviser nomination: "Charles is a meticulous perfectionist whose every artwork exceeds assigned criteria. His work ethic is second to none and he will pursue a creative solution as long as it takes to satisfy both technical and aesthetic excellence. Charles also is a charismatic person, generous in sharing his time and talents as a mentor to peers and as an art aide helping to maintain Brainerd High School art studios."

Art activities: Pottery II. Next semester he'll be in Decoy Design II and Digital Photography. Other art classes he's taken include Sculpture and Woodworking.

You're an art aide?: "I signed up for it because I knew I was good at pottery and I have fun doing art projects."

What interested you in pottery?: "I took pottery because I knew I'd like it because I've always liked making stuff. I've done a lot of little projects around the house ... I enjoy working with my hands."

Art piece you're most proud of?: "The project I'm working on right now is my proudest work. I'm making a good-sized bear. It has taken a lot of my time but I'm almost done with it. I've been working on bigger projects in pottery because it's more of a challenge."

Artist most admired: BHS art teacher Bob Johnson, who teaches decoy carving and pottery.

Memorable fine arts achievement: Earning honorable mentions in pottery and decoy carving.

Class you wish you could take, but it's not offered at school: Metal arts.

Scariest movie of all time: "Child's Play."

Favorite TV series: "George Lopez."

Favorite actor: Jim Carey.

Favorite book: "Fallen Angels."

Favorite restaurant: Olive Garden.

Your favorite Halloween costume: "I was a vampire when I was younger."

Parents: Randal and Heidi Kassulker of Brainerd.

Honorable mentions: Morgan Smith and Liz Burnard, seniors, Brainonian: The yearbook adviser said, "Morgan and Liz are editors-in-chief of the Brainonian this year. They have shown excellent leadership skills and initiative in the early production stages of the yearbook. They have helped me greatly in my new role as yearbook advisor."