Rose Guimera, 13, daughter of Don and Cora Guimera of Eads, has earned the Five Year National Award from the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
She performed 10 memorized pieces each year for five years in Germantown’s Piano Guild Auditions, where she earned Superior Plus ratings. She received the Guild’s five-year pin and a porcelain bust of Bach from her teacher, Benita Pepper of Lakeland.
She has studied piano for six years and performed in six piano recitals. She also plays flute in the band at St. Francis of Assisi School.
Rose is an eighth-grader at St. Francis School, where she received the Christian Witness award, Leadership award in Band, Sportsmanship award, AR award, Messenger Angel award, Academic Excellence award in Spanish, and Citizenship award. She has been on the Honor Roll since fifth grade.
She also is a member of the Beta Club, Math Counts, David Cervetti Animal Rescue Club and the National Junior Honor Society.
As a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, she is an altar server at Sunday Mass, a Sacristan member in cleaning, a volunteer in the church library, and a volunteer in Medical Mission. Rose has worked in fundraising for Outreach for Memphis and participated in the Filipino-American Memphis Folk Dance Group.
Her hobbies include reading and playing basketball, football, and soccer with her friends.