Mann entered 8 pieces into the 2017 Youth Art Month Exhibition that is put on by the San Diego County Art Education Association, and all 8 pieces were accepted. This is a juried art show that is open to all K-12 students in San Diego County. The jurors voted on the submissions over Winter Break, and the accepted pieces will now move on to the final round of judging which will happen at the show. If any of you know the following students, please congratulate them on their success: Amely Acuna, Gracy Wong, Macy Tran, Jessica Nguyen, Kristen Hwang, Winway Lwen, Alissa Sao, and Mimi Bonane. If you are interested in attending the show, it will be on display in the Rose Gallery at the Francis Parker School from January 23-March 5. The closing awards reception will be on March 5 from 1:00pm-2:30pm.
Mann had about 25 students enter the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District's 2017 calendar contest, and two winners were selected from Mann. I was told that there were so many finalists from Mann that it made it very difficult to judge, but they ultimately decided to limit the number of winners from a single school to 2. The winners were Rosario Alvarez and Alissa Sao.