Friday, March 7, 2014

PTA Reflections State Results

Eight Spring Branch ISD students recently received recognition for their State PTA Reflections Contest submissions under the theme, “Believe, Dream, Inspire.”

More than 100,000 students submitted entries to the district reflections contests, and only 1,500 entries advanced to the state level where 400 were honored. SBISD had 22 separate student entries make it to the state level.

The PTA Reflections competition is a long-standing art competition sponsored by the national PTA. In this contest, students in preschool through grade 12 may create and submit original works of art in six separate categories that include dance choreography, literature, musical composition, photography, film production and visual arts.

Student entries are judged in five separate categories: primary (preschool-grade 2); intermediate (grades 3-5); middle school (grades 6-8); senior (grades 9-12); and a special artist’s category that includes all grade levels.

Recognized state entries can be awarded one of four awards – Honorable Mention, Award of Merit, Award of Excellence or Overall Award of Excellence.

Of the eight students recognized, one received the highest level of recognition which qualifies their pieces for the National PTA Reflections judging. Memorial High student Sabina Mehdi won this recognition in literature.

All state award winners will be honored during a special awards ceremony April 12 in downtown Austin. PTA National Reflection winners are expected to be announced in June.

PTA State Reflection Winners:

Honorable Mention
Charlotte Hardig, Literature, Frostwood Elementary
Savera Karia, Photography, Wilchester Elementary
Brisa Gawlikowski, Music Composition, Hunters Creek Elementary
Paul Brastrom, Film Production, Stratford High School

Award of Excellence
Alice Ma, Dance Choreography, Frostwood Elementary
Inchan Hwang, Visual Arts, Memorial High School
Christopher Ramey, Music Composition, Stratford High School

Overall Award of Excellence
Sabina Mehdi, Literature, Memorial High School

Stratford High senior and Communications Dept. Intern Kali Venable compiled this report.


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