Memorial High art students claimed five of the six finalist spots in the senior division of the Dow Chemical Art Exhibition and Calendar Design contest this week.
Pasadena ISD students claimed eight of the 12 spots in both the junior and senior divisions. Memorial students reaching the finals were senior Brittany Seay; juniors Chelsea MacLean, Stephen Alcala and Brooke Hall; and freshman Tram Le.
Two eighth-graders -- Mariah Martinez of Queens Intermediate and Dona Nguyen of Thompson Intermediate -- reached the finals in the junior division, as did Carin Guzman, a sixth-grader at De Zavala Middle School.
This is the first time in Pasadena ISD history that a sixth-grader will be highlighted on the Dow calendar.
Adam Malek is the art teacher for four of the five Memorial students. Memorial's Miguel Herrera and Thompson's Stephanie Albert join the ranks of select art teachers to showcase student work on the calendar.
This marks the third consecutive year for Queens teacher Tisha Tyler to have students appear on the calendar.