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Aldine ISD Students Earn Awards

Aldine ISD Students Earn Awards in Houston World Series of Dog Shows Art Contest
Posted on 09/04/2018

Program recognizes students’ artful expression of what man’s best friend means to them. Image-10-760x1024.jpg

Students across the Houston area competed in the 2018 Dr. Mari Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit and Contest.

Aldine ISD had two students earn Blue Ribbon Excellence Awards. The District also had several students receive Red Ribbon Merit Awards.

The contest is held each year during the Houston World Series of Dog Shows in July.

Mari Jon Filla, Hazel Arnold and Rosalie Lisano founded the contest in the early ’80s. The contest promotes student involvement in recognizing and honoring the dog, man’s best friend.

The organizers’ early efforts served to rally local area art directors to submit student artworks. It has now become a highly anticipated attraction at the annual Houston World Series of Dog Shows.

The art contest has grown to nearly 1,000 entries. The judging panel varies each year. The panel includes a spectrum of enthusiasts from both the art and dog worlds. The judges present seven categories of awards.

All student entries were on display throughout the dog show event.

Aldine ISD Award Winners

Blue Ribbon Excellence Awards

Camille Cultan @ Reece Academy
Grade: Kindergarten
Teacher: Kim Gillespie

Kali Patton @ Bethune Academy
Grade: 4
Teacher: Brian Thompson

Red Ribbon Merit Awards

Jody Caldwell @ Reece Academy
Grade: K
Teacher: Kim Gillespie

Melissa García @ Ermel Elementary School
Grade: 2
Teacher: Dina Pardue

Marely Santana @ Johnson Elementary School
Grade: 4
Teacher: Ana Vargas

Serenity González @ Bethune Academy
Grade: 4
Teacher: Brian Thompson

Karol García @ Reed Academy
Grade: 6
Teacher: Chinedu Onochie

Luila Francisco @ Nimitz Ninth Grade School
Grade: 9
Teacher: Karen Caldwell

Ariana Marquez @ Davis High School
Grade: 11
Teacher: Marilyn Venne

Rodolfo Crespo @ Davis High School
Grade: 11
Teacher: Marilyn Venne

Sayra de la Peña @ Davis High School
Grade: 11
Teacher: Marilyn Venne

Congratulations!