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Houston's top young professionals take a bow as prestigious award winners: It's all Opera love

Houston's top young professionals take a bow as major award winners

7. Hasti Taghi, from left, Beverly Barrett, Ewart G. Jones Jr., Aaron Reimer, Kathryn Lott and Joseph Schreiber at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
Ovation Award winners Hasti Taghi, from left, Beverly Barrett, Ewart G. Jones Jr., Aaron Reimer, Kathryn Lott and Joseph Schreiber. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
6. Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
Event chair Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
2. Ashley Seals, left, and Girija Patel at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
Ashley Seals, left, and party host Girija Patel. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
10. Kimberly Lombardino, left, and Kendall Hano at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
Kimberly Lombardino, left, and Kendall Hano. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
11. Tracy and Valerie Dieterich at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
Tracy and Valerie Dieterich. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
9. Kathryn Lott, left, and Allison Lott at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
Kathryn Lott, left, and Allison Lott. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
5. Angelina Hsieh and Steven Stone at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
Angelina Hsieh and Steven Stone. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
1. Paula Brown and Ewart G. Jones Jr. at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015jpg
Paula Brown and Ewart G. Jones Jr. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
8. Ashley Seals, from left, Raquel and Kevin Meyer, Randalynn Gossett and Brianna Collins at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
Ashley Seals, from left, Raquel and Kevin Meyer, Randalynn Gossett and Brianna Collins. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
3. Fadi Yacob and Beverly Barrett at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
Fadi Yacob and Beverly Barrett. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
4. Anant Patel, from left, Aku and Meena Patel, Girija Patel, Joseph Schreiber and Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber, Kelly Laning and  Ewart G. Jones Jr. at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
Anant Patel, from left, Aku and Meena Patel, Girija Patel, Joseph Schreiber and Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber, Kelly Laning and  Ewart G. Jones Jr. Photo by © Anthony Rathbun
7. Hasti Taghi, from left, Beverly Barrett, Ewart G. Jones Jr., Aaron Reimer, Kathryn Lott and Joseph Schreiber at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
6. Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
2. Ashley Seals, left, and Girija Patel at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
10. Kimberly Lombardino, left, and Kendall Hano at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
11. Tracy and Valerie Dieterich at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
9. Kathryn Lott, left, and Allison Lott at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
5. Angelina Hsieh and Steven Stone at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
1. Paula Brown and Ewart G. Jones Jr. at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015jpg
8. Ashley Seals, from left, Raquel and Kevin Meyer, Randalynn Gossett and Brianna Collins at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
3. Fadi Yacob and Beverly Barrett at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015
4. Anant Patel, from left, Aku and Meena Patel, Girija Patel, Joseph Schreiber and Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber, Kelly Laning and  Ewart G. Jones Jr. at the Houston Grand Opera Ovation Awards April 2015

Six civically-minded, young Houstonians, who are distinguishing themselves in business and/or philanthropy, took bows recently at Karat 22 Jewelers as winners of Houston Grand Opera's prestigious Ovation Awards.

Receiving rounds of applause and toasts were Beverly Barrett, assistant professor at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business; Ewart G. Jones, Jr., Wiess College Administrator at Rice University; Kathryn Lott, co-owner of Lott Entertainment; Aaron Reimer, attorney with Jenkins & Kamer, LLP;  Joseph Schreiber, attorney with the  Law Office of Joseph M. Schreiber, P.C.; and Hasti Taghi, senior communications specialist at Texas Children's Hospital.

The cocktail party announcing the winners was hosted by Girija Patel of Karat 22 Jewelers and chaired by Shavonnah Roberts Schreiber of HGO's Opening Nights for Young Professionals (O.N.) organization.

Past winners of the Ovations Award and the O.N.'s advisory committee selected the honorees from a large pool of nominees.

Among those saluting the winners were Valerie and Tracy Dieterich, Anant Patel, Kimberly Lombardino, Paula Brown, Allison Lott, Kevin Meyer, Dawn Gillespie, Kendall Hano, Angelina Hsieh, Steven Stone, Kelly Finn, Brianna Collins and Aku Patel.

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