Youth Art Show Winners Announced

The 2014 Youth Art Show and Contest winners from the Texas Panhandle were named December 9.

The American Quarter Horse Association

The winners of the Texas Region 16 2014 Youth Art Show and Contest were announced December 9.

The winners of the Texas Region 16 2014 Youth Art Show and Contest were announced December 9 during the show’s opening reception at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum in Amarillo. This year, 10 middle and high school students from the Texas Panhandle were awarded cash prizes and honors for their artwork depicting the American Quarter Horse throughout history. Plus, one teacher received an all-expense-paid field trip to the Hall of Fame for the following school year.

In August, the Hall of Fame contacted teachers in Texas’ Region 16 to encourage their students to participate in this annual art show. Teachers were given lesson plans to teach students about the American Quarter Horse’s role in history. Students created art work and a written summary of what they learned after the lesson. Each entry was judged to select the winners of each age group.

This year, more than 200 students submitted pieces of art, but only 150 were chosen to be displayed in the Hall of Fame, and 10 were selected to receive top honors.

The winners of the middle school division:

First, $500 – Myles Meyring, representing De Zavala Middle School
Second, $250 – Lori Arias, representing Hereford Preparatory Academy  
Third, $100 – David Carabajal, representing Hereford Preparatory Academy
First Honorable Mention – Josiah Mireles, representing Hereford Preparatory Academy
Second Honorable Mention – Alexis Marmalejo, representing Bowie Middle School

The winners of the high school division:

First, $500 – Lauren Cordova, representing Highland Park High School
Second, $250 – Angell Hammersmith, representing Highland Park High School
Third, $100 – Nicole McClure, representing Tulia High School
First Honorable Mention – Jeremy Ellis, representing Highland Park High School
Second Honorable Mention – Megan Morrison, representing Highland Park High School

The best-in-show honor was given to Lauren Cordova. Her work will remain on display at the Hall of Fame until next year’s show. Cordova’s teacher, Doug Howard, received a field trip with transportation costs included to the Hall of Fame during the 2015-16 school calendar year.
    
The art show is now open to the public and will remain open until January 3, 2015. Visitors will be able to vote on their favorite piece in the show. The piece with the most votes at the show’s close will receive the People’s Choice Award and a $400 cash prize. Admission is free to AQHA members. Visit www.quarterhorsemuseum.com for general admission prices.  

For more information on the Hall of Fame, visit www.quarterhorsemuseum.com. The Youth Art Show is generously funded by Josephine Anderson Charitable Trust.

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