Jake Casey, a senior at Timberlake High School in Spirit Lake, has been drawing since he was 3. He later picked up a paint brush, too.
His talent has been displayed in a number of school-related art exhibitions and contests, most recently, the Luna Guitar “YourSpace” Design contest sponsored by Northwest Academy of Music in Coeur d’Alene.
Casey’s pick-guard design adorned with koi and lotus flowers was selected as a regional finalist, and he won a Luna Guitar. His work was entered in the contest-at-large of more than 400 entries from all over the world, including Japan and France.
Casey won the overall grand prize and first place in handmade design, which meant an all-expense paid trip to Luna headquarters in Tampa, Fla., for himself and a guest. His prize includes a tour of Luna facilities and a day at Busch Gardens.
He is the son of Teresa and Bill Henderson of Twin Lakes and Brian Casey of Kingston.