Katie Schroeder is 16 years old. Her design was inspired by a picture of a bear walking along the lake shore in Alaska. She lives in Wilmington, Ohio and will be a high school junior this fall. In addition to creating art she plays varsity tennis and takes dance and piano lessons. After high school she is planning to attend college to study graphic art and design. She someday hopes to work for a design company and have her own gallery. Her family roots are in the Dillingham area.