Alicia Sykes, McNary High School
Opening Day - June 2nd, 2001
A celestial steed indeed. Stardust looks as if she could be at home in the heavens, carrying a theme of sun and stars in her fanciful saddle and colorful trappings. But there is more than meets the eye to this cosmic mare. Stardust is also an example of a community partnership in education. This horse was designed by Alicia Sykes, a Salem high school student at the time who followed her imagination to create a bright, fun-loving filling "that should appeal to kids," she predicted.