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Fifth-grader Ian Crews, middle, drops the bass into second-grader Amirah Kardas' cup. Photo by Paige Wilson

Old Kings Elementary students nurture and then release striped bass to the wild

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Fifth-grader Ian Crews, middle, drops the bass into second-grader Amirah Kardas' cup. Photo by Paige Wilson

Four-grader Kaleb Shaw gets ready to release a striped bass into the water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Four-grader Kaleb Shaw gets ready to release a striped bass into the water. Photo by Paige Wilson

The striped bass ranged in size from 3 to 5 inches. When the Old Kings Elementary School students started caring for the fish six weeks ago, they were only half an inch long. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

The striped bass ranged in size from 3 to 5 inches. When the Old Kings Elementary School students started caring for the fish six weeks ago, they were only half an inch long. Photo by Paige Wilson

Second-grader Amirah Kardas smiles after releasing a bass into the water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Second-grader Amirah Kardas smiles after releasing a bass into the water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Old Kings Elementary students gather around the fish bucket to prepare to release the bass into the water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Old Kings Elementary students gather around the fish bucket to prepare to release the bass into the water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Students work together to transfer the bass from a large bucket to a small cup then into the water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Students work together to transfer the bass from a large bucket to a small cup then into the water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Third-grader Gianna Seifert, left, plays a magnet fishing game. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Third-grader Gianna Seifert, left, plays a magnet fishing game. Photo by Paige Wilson

Fifth-grader Austin Weeks, right, plops the bass into a cup full of water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Fifth-grader Austin Weeks, right, plops the bass into a cup full of water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Fifth-grader Austin Weeks, right, scoops the bass out of the net to give to fourth-grader Kaleb Shaw. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Fifth-grader Austin Weeks, right, scoops the bass out of the net to give to fourth-grader Kaleb Shaw. Photo by Paige Wilson

Derek Hardesty, 3, releases a bass into the water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Derek Hardesty, 3, releases a bass into the water. Photo by Paige Wilson

Fifth-grader Glynnis Gong, left, and Allison Sims, middle, color rubber fish as a craft project at the bass release party. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Fifth-grader Glynnis Gong, left, and Allison Sims, middle, color rubber fish as a craft project at the bass release party. Photo by Paige Wilson

Fourth-grader Aidan Lafferty colors a rubber fish. Photo by Paige Wilson

Saturday, May 20, 2017 |

Fourth-grader Aidan Lafferty colors a rubber fish. Photo by Paige Wilson

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