Monday, August 25, 2014

Family dogs inspire young artists at Memorial secondary campuses

More than 50 Memorial-area secondary art students won recognition in a youth art exhibit held during the recent Houston World Series of Dog Shows. Memorial High School’s Anna Cho won both Best of Show and Best in Grade among 11th-grade student entries.

Anna, who is a Memorial High senior this year, was awarded $600 total, including $500 for Best in Show and $100 for Best in Grade. The awards were presented during the annual dog show held July 16-20 at NRG Park. Teen artists competed for prizes under the art theme, “The Dog, Man’s Best Friend,” which drew 929 separate entries from students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Student talent from 17 school districts was displayed at the show’s 24th annual Dr. Mari Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit & Contest. The Houston World Series of Dog Shows is the city’s premier event for dog enthusiasts of all ages.

The annual show was formerly known as the Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows. Student awards include:

Memorial High School

Best in Show/Best in Grade Awards
Anna Cho, 11th Grade, Best in Show and Best in Grade awards -- $600 total award Leslie Clark, Ninth Grade, Best in Grade Award -- $100 award

Committee Choice Awards
Mia Alfonso, 11th Grade -- $50 award Katherine Anderson, 10th Grade -- $50 award Erica Kim, 10th Grade -- $50 award Joy Lu, Ninth Grade -- $50 award

Excellence Awards
Carla Bay, 11th Grade Hope Brunner, 10th Grade Maris Calledare, 12th Grade Kayla Cecil, 10th Grade Ryan Cowell, 12th Grade Julia Delaney, Ninth Grade Lacey Dusek, 12th Grade Audrey Finck, Ninth Grade Sydney Good, 10th Grade William Herrera, 12th Grade David Hickerson, Ninth Grade Christina Hong, 10th Grade Isabel Jack, 10th Grade Caroline Jones, 10th Grade Jessica Kim, 12th Grade Alex Ramirez, Grade Not Listed Meghan Reily, 12th Grade Ashley Reynolds, 10th Grade Shermineh Roudi, 10th Grade David Salas, 11th Grade Ashley Womack, 10th Grade Zhaorong Zhan, 11th Grade Minkyung Yun, 11th Grade

Merit Awards
Christopher An, Ninth Grade Luis Antillon, 10th Grade Jennifer Demkler, 12th Grade Madeline Freeman, 11th Grade Maria Don Juan, 10th Grade Savannah Herrington, 10th Grade Israa Ibrahim, 11th Grade Anamika Kaewloyma, 11th Grade Emma Keller, 10th Grade Katherine Klaff, Ninth Grade Naoto Kobayashi, 10th Grade Nayce Kwon, 12th Grade Michelle Moore, 10th Grade Sarni Palermo, 11th Grade Kirby Rathjen, 10th Grade Biancarla Reyes, 11th Grade Noreen Saget, 10th Grade Courtney Slattery, 10th Grade Vaughn Solcher, 10th Grade Devon Stratton, 11th Grade Sydney Wallace, Ninth Grade Memorial Middle School Hannah Kim, Seventh Grade, Committee Choice Award -- $50 award

Click here to view the official Houston World Series of Dog Shows website:

Click here to view winning student artwork:


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