Wading River School fifth graders created clay koi fish sculptures by
shaping and joining two pinch pots together. They then rolled out a slab
of clay and cut out fins, etched scales and gills and added the eyes.
The work was inspired by stories about the legendary fish and how they
symbolize strength, perseverance and determination that art teacher
Rosemarie Petruzzellis shared with the students.
“We learned that the koi fish swam to the top of a waterfall and turned
into a dragon,” student Chris Murray said. “They are known for their
courage and help us to know that anything is possible that you believe