2017-18 dMHS Reflections Award Winners

2017-18 Reflections Entries

Thank you to all of our students who participated in this year’s PTSA Reflections Art Contest. We had so many wonderfully creative and impressive projects turned in. Our judges truly had a tough time judging between these quality projects to determine who would be moving on to district.

Entries were judged on October 12, 2017, by volunteer judges from around our community who have expertise in each category. All projects were scored using a rubric provided by the district. All entries were separated and given their awards based on category, grade, and the rubric totals.

The arts categories are as follows: Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Dance Choreography, Film/Video Production, and Music Composition. There is also a Special Artist Division (for our ECE students). We had a total of 94 projects submitted. There were a total of 66 projects who received awards in different categories. Only the 1st Place winners moved on to district for judging. The awards categories and total number of students receiving awards in those categories are as follows. 1st Place/Creative Interpretation (25), 2nd Place/Award of Excellence (13), 3rd Place/Award of Merit (13), and Honorable Mention (15).

Congratulations to the following awards winners:

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National PTA Reflections Contest Now Open

Theme: Within Reach

Your entry and artist statement must support your interpretation of the theme.

Categories are: Literature, Photography, Film Production, Music Composition, Visual Arts, Dance Choreography and (504)Special Artist Division.

Entries Due: October 4th in the front office. You many enter as many times as you like.

Official rules and entry forms: kypta.org/programs/reflections

Email questions to: manualreflections@gmail.com or click here for more info.

***Manual had a National Winner in 2015-16 who won a trip to Disney!!!!***

Within Reach Graphic

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2016-17 Kentucky PTA Reflections Winners

Each year, the National PTA Reflections program offers local, regional, state and national opportunities for young artists in PreK through Grade 12 to be recognized for their creativity in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and the visual arts. This year’s theme was What Is Your Story?. See our prior post / photo gallery of the school level winners or the video announcement on Manual AM (starts at ~6 minute mark).

Fifteen Manual students received awards at the 15th District PTA Reflections ceremony in December, and the students listed below were recognized at the state level by the Kentucky PTA for their submissions. Alexandria Kinard’s entry was selected to advance to the national level. Click here to view the national winners from the 2016-17 school year.

Akwelle Quaye Youth’s Snapshots High School Literature
Alexandria Kinard Life Behind a Number High School Dance
Jamia Croft My Story is His Story High School Dance
India Smith Recipe for my Story High School Film
Gabrial Smith My life:  An Interview Special Artist Film
Ryan Kline The Rubik Perspective High School Photography
Alyssa Brand Missing Pieces Special Artist Photography
Morgan Betsill Scraps High School Visual Arts


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2016 dMHS PTSA Reflections Award Winners

Thank you to all of our students who participated in the PTSA Reflections Program. There were so many high quality submissions this year, our judges had a very difficult time selecting the school level award winners and those entries that will move on to the district level.

Entries were judged by volunteer experts from the community who came in on 10/18/16 and scored each of the entries according to a rubric. Entries were separated (and given awards) by grade and by category. The arts categories are as follows:  literature, photography, dance choreography, film production, music composition and visual arts. There is also a separate section for special artists (our ECE students). We had a total of  40 entries that won awards:  Creative Interpretation (CI) – 17, Award of Excellence (AE) – 17, and Award of Merit (AM) – 6.  Only one CI entry was allowed per category/grade (district rules). 

Congratulations to the following winners:

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2016-17 PTA Reflections theme: What Is Your Story?

Reflections Poster

Reflections is a cultural arts program established by the National PTA in 1968. It is open to any student and no experience is required. Choose one or more arts category that you are interested in (literature, musical composition, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, or film production), create an original piece of artwork based on the … Read more

15th District PTA 2015-16 Reflections Award Winners

Reflections 2015-16

Congratulations to these eleven Manual/YPAS students who will receive awards at the 15th District PTA Reflections program on December 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Sallie Durrett Auditorium. Dr. Hargens and Vice Chairwoman Diane Porter will be there to present the awards. A reception will follow the ceremony at the Gheens Flex Rooms A&B. MacKenzie … Read more

Congratulations to PTSA Reflections Award winners!

by Penny DeVenuto 2015 PTSA Reflections Arts Program Award Winners: Creative Interpretation Award  (entry moves on to district competition) Special Artist – Aurora Turner (Visual Arts), Alexis Speedy (Literature) Literature – Austin Tsailin(9th), Laurie Jonhatan (10th), Ellie Cambron (11th), MacKenzie Berry (12th) Film – Audrey Charun Lauer (9th), Anna Loring (12th) Photography – Sofia DeVenuto … Read more

2015-2016 PTSA Reflections Contest

Reflections is a cultural arts program that was established by National PTA in 1968. Students may submit original artwork entries in one or more of six categories: literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, dance choreography, and film production. Reflections entries are judged at the local level, the district level, then at the state level. Kentucky … Read more