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|Illustration: Rory Phillips|
|Malala Yousafzai (r.) with Syrian refugee Mazoon Rakon at Zaatari Refugee Camp, Syria, February 18, 2014 (AFP/Getty Images)|
This image was created to honor Lisa Iverson, the founder of NOVA School, an Olympia middle school for highly capable students. Lisa's vision formed the wellspring for a dynamic institution with a strong educational philosophy and compassionate learning environment. This papercut image will be transformed into a large, ceramic mural for the front wall of the school. Each element of the picture was intentionally chosen to express important aspects of Lisa Iverson's wisdom and accomplishments. Lisa's hands are shown tossing tree seeds and planting a forest. As she sows the forest, it reflects the thousands of young minds who have thrived through their experiences at the school she founded.