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PTA Reflections

Within Reach is the 2017-2018 National PTA Reflections Program themeReflections is a National PTA arts program that gives students the opportunity to express themselves in any of the following areas:

  • Visual Arts (drawing, painting, sculpture, metal etching, etc.)
  • Photography
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Dance Choreography
  • Video Production

Students have from the start of the school year to create new a piece of artwork inspired by this year’s theme. One entry may be submitted per student. Every submission needs to be the original work of only one student, and must follow PTA Reflections rules. The entries will be judged on interpretation of the theme, originality, and creativity. Up to three pieces in each category will be selected by the judges to be a part of the Jefferson County PTA display at Red Rocks Community College; pieces selected there may go on to state or national judging.

The West Jefferson Middle School PTA wants to give our students the opportunity to express themselves and their talents in as many ways as possible! We’re excited to see what our talented students create for this program.

Please refer to the following documents as students prepare their submissions:

All pieces need to be submitted no later than October 3rd. Any additional questions may be directed to Heather Swegle at heatheress@gmail.com.

A Note for Families: This program is age-based,and should be age-appropriate. A student’s best work may include crooked lines or misspelled words. You may give them feedback—for example, showing them how to brainstorm ideas or suggesting that they proofread their pieces, but please be sure that their final effort is truly their own work of art.


2017-2018: Within Reach

The following students were recognized for their entries based on the 2017-2018 theme, "Within Reach":

Literature
1st Place: Sage Swegle

Music Composition
1st Place: Blake and Shane Wickham

Photography
1st Place: Sage Swegle
2nd Place: Brody Harpin
3rd Place: Joseph Burtis

Visual Arts
1st Place: (tie) Blake Wickham, Shane Wickham, Sage Swegle
2nd Place: (tie) Ella Johnson, Yzzy Bellotti

All of the above entries will go on to the district (Jefferson County) level of judging in November 2017.

2016-2017: What is Your Story?

The following students were recognized for their entries based on the 2016-2017 theme, "What Is Your Story?":

Film Production
Award of Excellence: Blake and Shane Wickham

Literature
Award of Excellence: Allie Page

Photography
Award of Excellence: Sage Swegle
Award of Merit: Blake Wickham
Honorable Mention: Taylor Brown

Visual Arts
Award of Excellence: Julie Halstrom
Award of Merit: Sage Swegle
Honorable Mention: Blake Wickham

At the district (Jefferson County) level of judging in November 2016, the following students were recognized:

Film Production
Award of Excellence: Blake Wickham
Award of Merit: Shane Wickham

Photography
Award of Excellence: Blake Wickham

At the state level of judging in February 2017, the following students and their projects were recognized:

Film Production
Gold Medal: Shane Wickham, I Can Become What I Read!

Photography
Silver Medal: Blake Wickham, Stand Tall and Proud

The Gold Medal entry went on to the National PTA Reflections Competition.

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