Reflections Ceremony Celebrates Student Creativity

The students honored at the District level for their PTA Reflections artwork.

The depth and diversity of  Lakewood City Schools’ students’ creativity and imagination were celebrated and on display at the annual Lakewood PTA Council Reflections Ceremony, held Jan. 25 at Harding Middle School. One hundred twenty works from 116 artists from preschool through high school were honored. Of those 120 pieces of art, 28 were chosen to move on to the state PTA judging, with winners to be announced in late spring.

The ceremony offered the young artists a chance to be recognized and congratulated by the superintendent, Board of Education members and other city leaders. Guest speaker was Nicka Petruccio, an artist and member of the Lakewood Public Library’s children’s department staff.

The Reflections program offers students from schools with active PTAs the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to submit works in seven arts areas: literature, dance choreography, film/video production, musical composition, photography, visual arts and special artist. All entries must follow a chosen theme, which this year was “What is Your Story?”

Each school with a PTA can send up to 24 entries to the district level judging. Among works chosen for district-level recognition, the highest scoring 28 works as deemed by a panel of judges evaluating on artistic merit, creativity and interpretation of the theme, move on to Columbus to compete with students’ work from around the state.

The following students’ work will move on to statewide judging:

Lakewood Early Childhood PTA

Virginia Lindberg


Sean Miller 

Horace Mann

Grace Bratko
Joanna Wright 


Ronan Barley
Jaelyn Bennett
Viviana Crino
Chris Cuccia
Paige Nappi 


Emily Potoczak
Meghan Walcheck 


Julia Westlake


Mitch Bjorn
Alexandra Horton
Julia Kavc
Belle Orlando
Keller Sbertoli
Anastasia Seckers
Inga Wilhelmy
Lila Wright

Lakewood High

Garrett Bodnar
Clare Ciolli
Victoria Gregg
Sara McMillen
Jessica Paul
Amelia Richardson
Laila Umble
Julia Wozniakowski

Congratulations to all our talented artists and to the hard-working Reflections Committee members.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 4:24 PM, 02.07.2017