Derek Alexander Allen
Jun. 28, 1988 – Oct. 7, 2010

Derek died as a result of a fatal accident in San Francisco, October 7, 2010. His kind heart and creative spirit touched many lives. He graduated in 2006 from the Visual Arts Academy at Amador Valley High School.

To honor Derek's life and passion for the arts, the Derek A. Allen Memorial Fund was created to support the AVHS Visual Fine Arts Program, especially ceramics, art, photography, and digital arts. First year donations brought in $3180 - which was used to purchase a display case to celebrate and feature the Student of the Month in Ceramics. A selection of Derek's work was on display during the Display Case Dedication Ceremony, September 30, 2011.

The Derek Allen Memorial Visual Arts Display Case is housed at AVHS Administration building. Every month a student's work is displayed to exhibit our ongoing celebration of the arts and budding artists.

A BIG thanks to all who contributed to the Fund for the last three years! We contributed to the purchase of a new kiln which Ceramics students now enjoy.

NEWS FLASH - Derek Allen was honored during the Ride of Silence 2014, San Francisco, sponsored by the SF Bicycle Coalition to promote bike safety.

GOAL for 2014 is a whooping $10,000 to purchase supplies and equipment to enhance the Visual Arts Program at Amador.

Fundraising Online Kick-0ff October 7, 2014!!
CHECK here, on FACEBOOK or AVHS news for more info.