View Student Entries and Finalists from the 2015-16 Competition

Thank you to participating schools and PTA groups in the Seattle School District for helping bring the 2015-16 Reflections Program to your school community and encouraging students to explore the arts.


Alagna P
Title: Faces in Seattle
School: Bryant Elementary
Finalist: Visual Arts

This year’s theme, “Let Your Imagination Fly” inspired hundreds of SPS students to express themselves creatively through one of five categories, including visual art, photography, literature, music composition, film and dance choreography.

Of the SPS student entries received, 150 went on to participate at the city level and 37 advanced to the state level. Five of these entries will receive recognition at the state awards ceremony in April, and one student will receive an Outstanding Interpretation award and go on to compete at the national level:

  • Steiger Dodge, Laurelhurst Elementary – Outstanding Interpretation Film Production
  • Beatrice Giebe – Hamilton Middle School – Award of Excellence in Photography
  • Liana Herzog, Hamilton Middle School – Award of Excellence in Literature
  • Alexandra Tischler, Whittier Elementary School – Award of Excellence in Literature
  • Jacob R Wood, Hazel Wolf K-8 – Award of Excellence in Music

“The PTA Reflections Arts Program has been a long-standing tradition in our local community and nationwide for more than 40 years. It is just one of the many ways that PTA contributes to the learning and enrichment of students,” says SCPTSA President Cassandra Johnston.

Designed to enhance rather than replace a quality arts education, the national PTA® Reflections Program℠ provides opportunities for students to express themselves and to receive positive recognition for their artistic efforts. PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program.

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