Local art and musical student talent was on display Feb. 5 at Mercer Island High School for the 2012-2013 National PTA Reflections Art Program Mercer Island PTA Council Awards.
This year featured 238 entries, 82 winners, and 21 First Place winners moving onto the State Competition.
"This was one of the most competitive year we ever had," said MI PTA Council Reflection co-chair Ivy Suzuki-Jaecks. "For a small school district , our students do amazingly well at the state competition and often move onto the National level of competition."
The Reflections Program is a National PTA and WSPTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works. This year's theme was "The Magic of a Moment ..."
MI PTA Reflections Winners:
Visual Arts: Primary Division Grades Preschool-2
- 1st Place Gareth Tatum LR "Having Fun Fishing"
- 2nd Place Luke Chang IP "Bezue’s World"
- 3rd Place Kieran Rogers IP "Double Rainbow Over Our Street"
- Amelia Han LR "Painting Stars"
- Kendalyn Lewis IP "The Love of Xander"
- Nicholas Hrabovszky LR "MOMENT for The Magic of a Moment"
Visual Arts: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5
- 1st Place Claire Cheung LR "Sunflower"
- 2nd Place Sanjna Narayan WM "The Mystical Northern Lights"
- 3rd Place Helen Olson IP "Girl Jumping in Leaves"
- Anna Glasser LR "Falling Rain"
- Grace Han LR "The Dancing Dolphins"
- Jan Schonander LR "Tall Black Bike"
- Kaisa Olson IP "Making Something New"
- Luke Sandmaier LR "Whales of the Deep"
- Allyson Lavin WM "First Place Winner"
- Evan Dickstein WM "Touch Down"
- Kaya Jaecks LR "Once Upon A Magical Moment"
- Lea Hidaka WM "A Gaze Is a Magical Moment"
- Rosemary MacKinnon WM "My First Birthday"
- Akhil Pothineni WM "Waterfall and Sunset"
- Claire Alderman WM "A Magical Sunset
- Henry Do WM "Watching the Waterfall"
- Lauren Nakatsu WM "The Magic of a Moment"
- Sanjna Narayan WM "Fireworks"
- Seuyun Chang WM "The Magic of a Moment: Love"
Visual Arts: Middle School Division Grades 6-8
- 1st Place Bryce Bogar "Studio Musicians – Take One"
- 2nd Place Geonwoo “Brian” Park "The Baseball"
- 3rd Place Sayuj Narayan "Snowflake From the Heavens"
- Grace Zhang "Cocker Spaniel"
Visual Arts: High School Division Grades 9-12
- 1st Place Gina Su ""When We Became Part of the Tale"
Photography: Primary Division Grades Preschool-2
- 1st Place Kieran Rogers IP "The Magic of My Cats"
- 2nd Place Jackson Barker IP "Magical Moments!!!"
- 3rd Place Amelia Han LR "Moment of Harmony"
- Matthew Lee LR "Birds and Flowers 5"
- Kenny Koning "A Magical Goa"
Photography: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5
- 1st Place Annie Poole WM "The Matic of a Moment with a Girl and her Guitar"
- 2nd Place David Wolf WM "The Magic of the Great Wheel at Sunset"
- 3rd Place Bryce Fitzwilson WM "The Magic of a New Beginning"
- Carter Johnson WM "The Glare"
- Gunnar Carey WM "Liberty and Equality For All"
- Emerson Fruehling WM "Demon Dog"
- Helen Olson IP "I Love the Snow"
- Jasper Geer WM "The Deer"
Photography: Middle School Division Grades 6-8
- 1st Place Sarah Gest "A Burst of Magic in the Moment"
Photography: High School Division Grades 9-12
- 1st Place Dylan Ma "Third Quarter Moon"
- 2nd Place Dylan Ma "Seattle Sunset"
Literature: Primary Division Grades Preschool-2
- 1st Place Kayla Roberts IP "The Queen and the Pig"
- 2nd Place Cole Jones WM "Thanksgiving Moment"
- Amelia Han LR "Night Play"
Literature: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5
- 1st Place Zoe Friedland WM "The Seed"
- 2nd Place Randall Schulz WM "In the Woods, Was I"
- 3rd Place Meghana Kakubal WM "The Magic of a Moment: The Diary of Mia Sinclair"
- Lucy Brick LR "The Symbol of Life"
- Noa Sorrell LR “Not Afraid of Being Afraid”
- Alex Patel WM "Reflections: Magic of the Moment"
Literature: Middle School Division Grades 6-8
- 1st Place Rohan Tatum "Baseball"
- 2nd Place Sidney Montague "Magic of a Moment"
Literature: High School Division Grades 9-12
- 1st Place Andrew Barnwell “The Faults of a Memory”
- 2nd Place Cecilia Rosenman " Feet Feat"
Film Production: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5
- 1st Place Kevin Li WM "The Moments of Underwater"
- 2nd Place Kenneth Thai WM "Magic as it already is, The Magic of a Moment"
- 3rd Place Tripp White WM "Animals are Magical, No Matter What"
Film Production: High School Division Grades 9-12
- 1st Place Connor Nielson "Tarp Surfing"
Dance Choreography: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5
- 1st Place Beatrice Lee WM "The Magic of a Moment"
- 2nd Place Owen Weyland WM "74"
- 3rd Place Kaylee Vie Morris Jewish Day School "The Discovery of a Lifetime"
Dance Choreography: High School Division Grades 9-12
- 1st Place Shalini Grover "Arms"
Music Composition: Primary Division Grades Preschool-2
- 1st Place Eliot Geer LR "Wind"
- 2nd Place Kaleb Rawson LR "The Roller Coaster"
- 3rd Place Julia Fort IP "The Dawn’s Light"
Music Cmposition: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5
- 1st Place Hannah Zhao LR "The Magic of a Moment in the Enchanted Garden"
- 2nd Place "Sophia Chen WM "My Favorite Seasons"
- 3rd Place Irene Malaguzzi LR "A Sunny Day"
- Amanda Wion WM "Make It Shine"
- Arjun Piplani WM "The Magic of the Moment"
- Martha Sprague WM "The Magic of a Moment: Surprises, Happy and Sad"
Music Composition: Middle School Division Grades 6-8
- 1st Place Zoe Sheill "The Eye of the Storm"
- 2nd Place Bryan Zhao "The Magic of the Moment is Teamwork"
- 3rd Place Kari Anderson "Keep on Going"
- Andy Chen "The Nightmare"
Music Composition: High School Division Grades 9-12
- 1st Place, Christina Sun: "The Magic of a Moment in a Gypsy Caravan"
Music Composition: Special Artist Division Grades All
- 1st Place, Stuart Burke: "Magical Musical Moments"