Quiet Millbrook High School student making some noise with his artwork

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Posted: May 16, 2014

The Winchester Star

Millbrook High School junior Gabriel Membreno, 17, poses with some examples of his artwork. Membreno recently placed third in the Virginia School Boards Association Regional Art Show in Staunton. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Millbrook High School art student Gabriel Membreno shows off a motorcycle helmet he painted for a salvage art show. Gabriel recently placed third in the Virginia School Boards Association Regional Art Show in Staunton. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Membreno’s work — including this watercolor titled “Great Horned Owl” and all of the winning artwork from the competition — will be framed and rotated for display in the offices of the Virginia Secretary of Education, the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia School Boards Association.

WINCHESTER

As a sixth-grader at Adm. Richard E. Byrd Middle School, Gabriel Membreno would sit by himself at lunch, pull out his sketch book and begin drawing.

He had just arrived from El Salvador...



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