Island preschooler prepared for fame

Angela Wilhelm
May 5, 2014
Photo assignments involving kids are always a fun experience.

Children don’t think twice about how they look, are eager to get their picture taken and can’t wait to tell you everything they know about everything.

On a recent trip to Kelleys Island with schools reporter Alissa Widman, I met the island’s lone preschool student, Viktoriya Skeans.

Every time I brought my camera to my eye, the 4-year-old would pose like a ballerina.

“I’m a movie star,” she told me. Though she couldn’t name any movies she’s appeared in, Viktoriya is somewhat of a celebrity on the island. Many community members know her by name. The tiny islander’s perfect poses didn’t make the final edit for Widman’s story, but I think they deserved their own spotlight in today’s paper.