The PTA Reflections Program is designed to enhance quality arts education for students in pre-school through 12 grade, encouraging them to create works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts.
Thousands of students in Georgia participate through their local PTAs each year. Each state is allowed to submit four entries in each of the arts area to the national level of judging--one entry for each grade division. That is a total of only 24 entries from Georgia.
The National PTA Reflections Program challenges students to create artwork inspired by a specific theme. Themes are selected from hundreds of ideas submitted by students.
The Reflections Reception held at the High Museum of Art-Woodruff Arts Center on March 25 awarded the students artistic achievements for the theme 'Diversity Means…"
The following Northeast Cobb students received awards:
Georgia Special Artist Visual Art Awards
Second Place Samuel Schwenker of Mountain View Elementary School.
Honorable Mention Benjamin Schwenker of Mountain View.
Georgia Special Artist Literature Awards
Second Place MaKenzie Routh of .
Third Place Ricardo Portugal of Kincaid ES.
Musical Composition Awards
Second Place Kamilah Kannan of Mountain View ES.
Second Place Nicholas Lindell of .
Dance Choreography Awards
Second Place Victoria Everhart of .
Second Place Alex Turner of Kincaid ES.
Honorable Mention Gaby Hale of Kell.
Film Production Awards
Second Place Joshua Dingle of .
First Place and High Division Entry to National-Ali Kilkenny-Smith of .
Second Place Grace Ferzely of .
Visual Arts Awards
First Place Angela Andrew of Pope.
Samuel Kale of .
Elisabeth Hester of .
First Place Christopher Zath of .
Visit the National website, www.ptareflections.org in mid to late May for a press release of national award recipients.
Select state level winners will be displayed at a venue to be determined.
Please visit the Georgia PTA website in May for further details.