2016 - A young 17-year old home schooled high school senior by the name of Holten Doucette placed 2nd in this competition. He hails from Waller, TX. This was his second time to enter this competition and he also enters the flatpick guitar competition. He has been playing the guitar since he was 11-years old. He says music is his favorite subject in high school and that is obvious from the way he played. He does have a CD out that is entitled “He’s My King.” Sports are his hobbies and if he plays sports like he plays the mandolin I’m sure he is good at sports too. Holton loves the atmosphere of the Festival. He takes back to Texas the 2nd Place Trophy and a Collings MF5 Custom Mandolin by Collings Guitars Inc. of Austin, TX.