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Ann Barney shows Steamboat who she is

Allison Plean

Ann Barney has put herself on display.

For her Steamboat Springs High School senior project, Barney has filled the display case at Bud Werner Memorial Library with artifacts of her life and the city responsible for creating the person she has become.

Barney’s project, titled “Through My Eyes,” is meant to be a visual representation of Steamboat life from a tourist’s and local’s perspective.

“It shows what has shaped who I am and what I do,” Barney said.

Photographs, favorite books, drawings, skiing memorabilia, sports equipment, her scrapbook and landscape pictures all are meant to show the audience why she is who she is.

As Barney looked for a senior project idea, her teacher told her to pick something she would want to work on every day. Barney loves scrapbooking and thought that creating a display would be the most interesting way to showcase Steamboat, she said.

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Putting herself out there for everyone to see can be difficult.

“There is a lot of pressure going completely on display to people not knowing me and showing personal stuff about me,” Barney said. “The toughest critics are your peers. People judging what I did is scary.”

She also hopes the project shows what she loves about Steamboat.

“This beautiful place can shape you,” Barney said. “It’s not just a ski mountain, it’s a community.”