PTA Reflections Contest Honors Student Creativity
The creativity and imagination of our students were celebrated at the annual Lakewood PTA Council Reflections Ceremony, held Jan. 30 at Garfield Middle School. Eighty artworks from preschool through high school were honored. Of those 80 pieces of art, 16 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 Superintendent Patterson, Board of Education members and other city leaders. Guest speaker was Lakewood City Councilwoman Meghan George, a Lakewood High School graduate.
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 “Within Reach.”
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 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:
Jonah Bees, Harding, photography
Madelyn Brooks, LHS, visual arts
Timothy Daso, LHS, literature
Gabrielle Dever, LHS, literature
Eliot Gill, LHS, music composition
Grace Hildebrandt, Harding, visual arts
Emily Jarecke, Harding, literature
Julia Kavc, Harding, visual arts
Alice King, LHS, literature
Amalija Murich, Harding, visual arts
Eliza Richardson, LHS, literature
Sam Stone, LHS, literature
Meghan Walcheck, Harding, literature
Christina Westlake, LHS, photography
Inga Wilhelmy, Harding, photography
Lila Wright, Harding, visual arts
Congratulations to all the talented artists who participated!