When Layne Waggoner,15, was told her art assignment was to draw a duck for a stamp design contest, she was anything but thrilled.
The Carson Valley Middle School student ended up taking second place in her age division with her drawing of a blue-beaked ruddy duck.
"It was unexpected. I've entered art contests before and never won anything," Layne said. "I didn't want to do it at first because I didn't think I could. When it was finished, though, I thought it was really good, and I was proud of myself for trying."
Several other Carson Valley Middle School students …