DD2 students place in National PTA Reflections Program

  • Wednesday, March 26, 2014

South Carolina PTA has announced the state winners in the 2014 National PTA Reflections Program. Students in Dorchester School District Two earned 22 state awards in the areas of dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography and visual art. All state Reflection winners will be honored at an awards ceremony during the 91st Annual SC PTA Convention on March 29 in Greenville.

Local PTAs organize the program each year and the students create artwork in the five arts areas interpreting a theme from National PTA. This year’s theme is “Believe, Dream, Inspire.”

National PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind. The program is open to students across the nation in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grades.

The winners are as follows.

Visual arts

Primary Grades

Third place: Matthew Inglett, Newington Elementary

Intermediate Grades

Second place: Na’la Clara Littlejohn, Newington Elementary

Middle Grades

First place: Katrina Simendinger, Alston Middle

Honorable mention: Logan Curry, Alston Middle

Senior Grades

First place: Autandil Todua, Ashley Ridge High

Third place: Devon Wernet, Fort Dorchester High

Photography

Senior Grades

Third place: Abbangail Russell, Ashley Ridge High

Literature

Middle Grades

First place: Eboni Johnson, Alston Middle

Senior Grades

Honorable mention: Katie Schibalski, Summerville High

Music Composition

Intermediate Grades

First place: Grace King, Knightsville Elementary

Middle Grades

Third place: Dahlia Halabi, Rollings Middle School of the Arts

Senior Grades

Third place: Noelle Taylor, Fort Dorchester High

Dance choreography

Primary Grades

Second place: Leland Blatchford, Joseph Pye Elementary

Intermediate Grades

Second place: Megan Mowrer, Flowertown Elementary

Middle Grades

First place: Marjon Berry, Rollings Middle School of the Arts

Second place: Naomi Matyscyk, Alston Middle

Third place: Alexys Bailey, Rollings Middle School of the Arts

Senior Grades

Third place: Christine Smith, Summerville High

Film production

Intermediate Grades

Honorable mention: Angelina Evans, Eagle Nest Elementary

Senior Grades

First place: Nate McKinley, Summerville High

Third place: Dalexis Aldridge, Summerville High

Honorable mention: Eli Hummer, Summerville High



First place winners in each category go on to compete at the national level.

National winners will be announced this spring and will be honored at the National PTA Convention in June.

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