Artist, Carolyn Baker, and Every Student of Southwest Montana's Historic 2-Room Alder Elementary School Mixed media artist, Carolyn Baker, facilitated a group conversation with the entire student population of this K-6, 2-room schoolhouse on the topic of rural Montana living and created a painting that serves as the core design element in each ornament. Each of the school's 23 students then created a piece of artwork to compliment and accompany her imagery, and to help tell their shared story to the nation. The children at the Alder School were delighted to collaborate with an artist on this project and even more thrilled to be sending their messages of hope and artistic inspiration to Washington.