SMAC PTA honors this year’s Reflections arts competition winners

first_imgPatrons checked out the Reflections works during Monday’s open house. Photo credit SMAC PTA.The Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA this week recognized the 20 Shawnee Mission students who took awards in this year’s National PTA Reflections Program, which challenges students to create works of art around a common theme.This year’s theme was “Heroes Around Me,” and inspired students to produce music compositions, visual art work, and dance choreographies, among other works. More than 100 students submitted work for the competition. The winners were honored at an open house event at the Center for Academic Achievement on Monday, where their works were displayed. The winners will also be recognized at the Board of Education meeting Jan. 14.The following students earned this year’s Awards of Excellence in Shawnee Mission and will now advance to the statewide competition.Clair Poggie with her work “Strong Women Can Be Heroes.”Dance ChoreographyIntermediate division: “Magic Heroes” by Isadora Herbst, Ray Marsh ElementaryMiddle School division: “Everyday Heroes” by Kira Wagner, Westridge Middle SchoolHigh School division: “Military Heroes” by Megan Formwalt, Shawnee Mission Northwest High SchoolFilm ProductionIntermediate division: “Erik” by Hannah Achatz, Westwood View ElementaryMiddle School division: “Leaves” by Caitlyn Pflumm, Ray Marsh ElementaryHigh School division: “Born To Be A Hero” by Josh Marvine, Shawnee Mission Northwest High SchoolLiteraturePrimary division: “Heroes Around Us” by Brecklyn Harrison, Trailwood ElementaryIntermediate division: “Officer Heroes” by Isabel Wisdom, Belinder ElementaryMiddle School division: “Hands” by Morgan Tate, Trailridge Middle SchoolHigh School division: “Drowning” by Alice Newell, Shawnee Mission Northwest High SchoolMusic CompositionIntermediate division: “Imperfect” by Serafina Kessler, Westwood View ElementaryMiddle School division: “Blues Boy” by Hudson O’Neill, Indian Hills Middle SchoolHigh School division: “Always Remembered” by Lakin Gambill, Shawnee Mission West High SchoolPhotographyPrimary division: “Hometown Heroes” by Luke Woods, Diemer ElementaryIntermediate division: “Growing the Future” by Elizabeth Barnes, Christa McAuliffe ElementaryMiddle School division: “Heroes of America” by Teal Franklin, Trailridge Middle SchoolHigh School division: “Pixels” by Ava B. Chinnock, Shawnee Mission East High SchoolVisual ArtPrimary division: “Strong Women Can Be Heroes.” by Claire Poggie, Rushton ElementaryIntermediate division: “Different” by Eden Wagner, Trailwood ElementaryMiddle School division: “Be The Change” by Mariam Sufi, Briarwood Elementary SchoolHigh School division: “Riley, Austin and Ellie” by River Julianna Hennick, Shawnee Mission East High Schoollast_img

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