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15 participate in Highland Arts Council’s Youth Arts Expo

Participants in Saturday’s Youth Arts Expo included, front row from left, Haylie Gombos, Autumn Meyer, Hollyn Diamond, Brooke Rheaume, Johnny Venhaus and Holly Wrobbel; back row, Danielle DeMay, MariEva Mallrich, Sophie Hustedde, Emily Johnston, Amanda Penberthy, Morgan Leady, Leah Sutton, Baile Wetzel and Lydia Marti.
Participants in Saturday’s Youth Arts Expo included, front row from left, Haylie Gombos, Autumn Meyer, Hollyn Diamond, Brooke Rheaume, Johnny Venhaus and Holly Wrobbel; back row, Danielle DeMay, MariEva Mallrich, Sophie Hustedde, Emily Johnston, Amanda Penberthy, Morgan Leady, Leah Sutton, Baile Wetzel and Lydia Marti. Courtesy photo

The Highland Arts Council presented its inaugural Youth Arts Expo at Lindendale Ballroom on Saturday, Nov. 12. The public enjoyed seeing visual arts and listening to music performed by students in sixth through 12th grades. The invitation was extended to the Highland and surrounding schools and home-schooled students. The program was paid for in part by a grant from the Highland Area Community Foundation.

The participating students were:

▪ Danielle DeMay, photographer from Triad High School;

▪ Hollyn Diamond, vocalist from Highland Middle School;

▪ Haylie Gombos, vocalist from Highland Middle School;

▪ Sophie Hustedde, visual artist (pencil) from All Saints Academy in Breese;

▪ Emily Johnston, visual artist from All Saints Academy in Breese;

▪ Morgan Leady, visual artist (multimedia) from Highland High School;

▪ MariEva Mallrich, visual artist (multimedia) from Highland Middle School;

▪ Lydia Marti, instrumentalist (saxiphone) from Highland Middle School;

▪ Baile Wetzel, instrumentalist (saxiphone) from Highland High School;

▪ Autumn Meyer, visual artist (multimedia) from Highland Middle School;

▪ Amanda Penberthy, instrumentalist (French horn) from Highland Middle School;

▪ Brooke Rheaume, instrumentalist (flute) from Highland Middle School;

▪ Leah Sutton, visual artist from Highland High School;

▪ Johnny Venhaus, visual artist (multimedia) from All Saints Academy in Breese; and

▪ Holland “Holly” Wrobbel, visual artist (multimedia) from Highland High School.

Refreshments were served while mentor artists conversed with the young budding artists and musicians. The mentor artists were:

▪ Greg Allen, instrumentalist and band director at Highland schools;

▪ Pat Imming, artist and retired arts educator and HAC director;

▪ Shannon Mallrich, theater director at Triad High School and HAC vice president;

▪ Lynnette Schuepbach, artist, writer and HAC president;

▪ Nicole Shanks, artist and HAC member;

▪ Paulette Todd, artist, art instructor and HAC member.

Cake and punch were served after each of the students received a certificate of appreciation from Highland Arts Council. HAC congratulates the parents and grandparents who encouraged their children to experience and excel in the arts.

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