2017/18 Reflections State-Level Winners

Within Reach

NCPTA applauds students and PTA families across the state for participating in PTA Reflections, a national arts recognition program that encourages students to explore their talents and express themselves. First-place winners will move on to the National PTA competition.


Special Artist Winners

Outstanding Interpretation
Lynda Yopp, Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wilmington

Awards of Merit
Bryson Chavis, Washington GT Elem. School, Raleigh
Emma Kozak, Middle Creek Elementary School, Apex
Hayden McNeill, Washington GT Elem. School, Raleigh
Jaheim Spinks, Irving Park Elem. School, Greensboro
Ryan Thornton, Northern Elementary School, Greensboro


Dance Choreography Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Katarina Rosario-Soto, McDougle Elementary School, Chapel Hill
2nd Place: Tinley Bullis, Highland Creek Elementary School, Charlotte
3rd Place: Griffin Kalavsky, Carrboro Elementary School, Carrboro

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Ellie Badrock, Parsley Elementary School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Kiley Canter, Ogden Elementary School, Wilmington
3rd Place: Juliette Jackson, Donna Loflin Elem. School, Asheboro

Middle
1st Place: Valadie Cammack, Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Chloe Webster, Walkertown Middle School, Walkertown
3rd Place: Retdoa Kamba, J.M. Alexander Middle School, Huntersville

Senior
1st Place: Dasia Amos, Weaver Education Center, Greensboro
2nd Place: Macy Alday, Weaver Education Center, Greensboro
3rd Place: Francesca Parascandolo, Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem


Film Production Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Bailey Aceves, General Greene Elem. School, Greensboro
2nd Place: Calvin Baeumler, Washington GT Elem. School, Raleigh

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Maya Roseboro, Edwin A. Anderson Elementary School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Makena Cranor, General Greene Elem. School, Greensboro
3rd Place: Jake Barrow, Parsley Elementary School, Wilmington

Middle
1st Place: Avery Ruesch, Jay M. Robinson Middle School, Charlotte
2nd Place: Sabrina Layman, Bailey Middle School, Cornelius
3rd Place: Sophia Donato, Northern Guilford Middle School, Greensboro

Senior
1st Place: Nina Sehgal, Apex Friendship High, Apex
2nd Place: Tilly Boraks, William A. Hough High School, Cornelius
3rd Place: Rin Rlayang, Page High School, Greensboro


Literature Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Ishan Sundaram, Barringer Academic Center, Charlotte
2nd Place: Adrian Cardenas, Glendale Acres C&FL Academy, Fayetteville
3rd Place: William Britt, Kitty Hawk Elementary School, Kitty Hawk

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Nina Howards, Vienna Elementary School, Pfafftown
2nd Place: Pittman McEwen, Ogden Elementary School, Wilmington
3rd Place: Erin Eames, Donna Loflin Elem. School, Asheboro

Middle
1st Place: Bridget Marshall, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Winston-Salem
2nd Place: Ariya Jensen, Smith Middle School, Chapel Hill
3rd Place: Avelyn Batts, WYWLA, Raleigh

Senior
1st Place: Stephanie Rodriguez, Reagan High School, Pfafftown
2nd Place: Kennedy Talton, Weaver Education Center, Greensboro
3rd Place: Divya Venkat, Reagan High School, Pfafftown


Music Composition Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Mahi Bhati, Claxton Elementary School, Greensboro
2nd Place: Murari Raghavan, Barringer Academic Center, Charlotte
3rd Place: Cameron Parr, Middle Creek Elementary School, Apex

 Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Benjamin Levine, David D. Jones School, Greensboro
2nd Place: Daniel Teixeira Gavazzi, Davis Drive Elementary School, Cary
3rd Place: Scott McFarland, Parsley Elementary School, Wilmington

Middle
1st Place: Madeleine Hong, Bradley Middle School, Huntersville
2nd Place: Sherry Liu,Jay M. Robinson Middle School, Charlotte
3rd Place: Hari Desikan, Carnage GT Magnet Middle School, Raleigh

Senior
1st Place: Benjamin Davis, Emsley Laney High School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Asia Smith, Weaver Education Center, Greensboro
3rd Place: Taekmin Kim, Green Hope High School, Cary


Photography Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Zac Ro, McKee Road Elementary School, Charlotte
2nd Place: Avni Choudepally, Cedar Fork Elementary School, Morrisville
3rd Place: James Smyth, Sherwood Forest Elem. School, Winston-Salem

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Addison King, Southwest Elementary School, Durham
2nd Place: Katie Edge, Parsley Elementary School, Wilmington
3rd Place: Gurvani Brar, Southwest Elementary School, Durham

Middle
1st Place: Jozsef Eyer, Carmel Middle School, Charlotte
2nd Place: Campbell Sargent, Holly Grove Middle School, Holly Springs
3rd Place: Trista Guidi, Holly Shelter Middle School, Castle Hayne

 Senior
1st Place: Mallory Justis, South Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte
2nd Place: Luke Walters, William A. Hough High School, Cornelius
3rd Place: Olivia Stokes, R.J. Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem


Visual Arts Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Gwyneth Overton, Farmington Woods Elem. School, Cary
2nd Place: Corrina Cosby, Southwest Elementary School, Durham
3rd Place: Chloe Charles, Donna Loflin Elem. School, Asheboro

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Addison Hinson, Sherwood Forest Elem. School, Winston-Salem
2nd Place: Mena Boggs, Estes Hills Elem. School, Chapel Hill
3rd Place: Dongyoon Kim, McKee Road Elementary School, Charlotte

Middle
1st Place: Trinity Sanborn, Gray’s Creek Middle School, Hope Mills
2nd Place: Simran Vadgama, Hanes Magnet School, Winston-Salem
3rd Place: Parker Grady, Moore Square Museums M.M.S., Raleigh

 Senior
1st Place: Sanjana Venkittu, Reagan High School, Pfafftown
2nd Place: Ellen Atterbury, Reagan High School, Pfafftown
3rd Place: Abbey Rose Jones, Garner Magnet High School, Garner


Theme Search Winners

Veronika Hartong, William A. Hough High School, Cornelius
Swara Repala, Jay M. Robinson Middle School, Charlotte
Ameen Zafiruddin, Athens Drive High School, Raleigh
Humairaa Zafiruddin, Athens Drive High School, Raleigh
Musa Zafiruddin, Washington GT Elem. School, Raleigh