Jennifer Chun from Alki Middle School was one of three Washington students announced as finalists for a new logo contest by the Washington State Panda Foundation.
Annika Carlson from Carthcart Elementary School in Snohomish and Stefan Zucktriegel from Cascade High School in Leavenworth were also finalists. A total of 360 logo-design applications were submitted by students from 259 school districts in the state.
The three finalists and an adult chaperone will travel to the panda reserve in Chengdu, Sichuan province, at the end of the year, with all expenses paid by the panda foundation.
The foundation was created by a group of enthusiasts who want to bring giant pandas to Washington state, and they were encouraged by a favorable response from President Xi Jinping in November.