2013-2014 PTA Reflections State-Level Winners

“Believe, Dream, Inspire”

The North Carolina PTA 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.
NCPTA hosted a Reflections Celebration for state-level winners in first, second and third place. Special Artists and Theme Search winners were also recognized at the event.

Ten NC Students Win National PTA Reflections Awards

2013-2014 Reflections Gallery – “Believe, Dream, Inspire”
Dance Choreography Gallery
Film Production Gallery
Literature Gallery
Music Composition Gallery
Photography Gallery
Visual Arts Gallery
Special Artist Gallery

NCPTA Reflections Celebration
Watch the 2014 Reflections Celebration! The Reflections Celebration from April 5, 2014 was live streamed. Please share with family and friends. The Celebration will be available to view for 2 years.  If you have difficulties viewing, click here to test your computer for technical requirements.

Special Artist

Outstanding Interpretation
Christine Mendoza, Barringer Academic Center, Charlotte

Awards of Merit
Terrell Covington, Independence High School, Charlotte
Rajan “Drew” Gandhi, Calvin Wiley Middle School, Winston-Salem
Jenna Hartman, Penny Road Elementary School, Cary
Tyler Hunter-Gilbert, Penny Road Elementary School, Cary
Marquise McCutcheon, Ashley High School, Wilmington

Dance

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Alyssa Gagnon, Ogden Elementary School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Penelope Sa, Clemmons Elementary School, Clemmons
3rd Place: Finley Miller, Stokesdale Elementary School, Stokesdale

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Gabriella Liebstein, Rea View Elementary School, Waxhaw
2nd Place: Sarah Whiting, Providence Spring Elem. School, Charlotte
3rd Place: Grace Wyrick, Pleasant Garden Elem. School, Pleasant Garden

Middle
1st Place: Annabel Bloom, Ligon GT Middle School, Raleigh
2nd Place: Safiatou Souaré, Southwest Middle School, Charlotte
3rd Place: Alexandra Stone, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Winston-Salem

Senior
1st Place: Jenny Liu, East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill
2nd Place: Anna Rud, Panther Creek High, Cary
3rd Place: Grace Cronin, East Forsyth Senior High, Kernersville

Film

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Veda Dayananda, Barringer Academic Center, Charlotte
2nd Place: Caiden Orders, West Lake Elementary School, Apex
3rd Place: Noah Wilkins, T.S. Cooper Elementary School, Sunbury

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Taegan Anderson, Providence Spring Elem. School, Charlotte
2nd Place: Carmen Cary, Rea View Elementary School, Waxhaw
3rd Place: Max Vannoy, Morehead Elementary School, Greensboro

Middle
1st Place: Brandi Alden, Bailey Middle School, Cornelius
2nd Place: Eli Jones, Kernersville Middle School, Kernersville
3rd Place: Chester Tyson, Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wilmington

Senior
1st Place: Caleb Rossie, Middle Creek High School, Apex
2nd Place: Ana Bauer, Grimsley Senior High School, Greensboro

Literature

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Vivienne Pollock, Hillandale Elementary School, Durham
2nd Place: Leena Matrab, New Town Elementary School, Waxhaw
3rd Place: Arjun Rai, Providence Spring Elem. School, Charlotte

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Chandler Wheeler, John J. Blair Elem. School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Nicole Murashima, Ephesus Road Elementary School, Chapel Hill
3rd Place: Tara Krishna, Polo Ridge Elementary, Charlotte

Middle
1st Place: Andrew Gillett, Hanes Magnet School , Winston-Salem
2nd Place: Brianna Cunliffe, Murray Middle School, Wilmington
3rd Place: Javier Acosta, Jamestown Middle School, Jamestown

Senior
1st Place: Kayleigh Conroy, William A. Hough High School, Cornelius
2nd Place: Pearl Marley, Reagan High School, Pfafftown
3rd Place: Mina Yakubu, New Hanover High School, Wilmington

Music

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Sophia Stevens, Peeler Open Elementary School, Greensboro
2nd Place: Sahana Raghavan, Barringer Academic Center, Charlotte
3rd Place: Ishani Oldham, Farmington Woods Elem. School, Cary

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Cameron Woody, The Academy at Lincoln, Greensboro
2nd Place: Taegan Anderson, Providence Spring Elem. School, Charlotte
3rd Place: Jennifer Centa, Hubert A. Eaton Elem. School, Wilmington

Middle
1st Place: Catherine McMillan, Jay M. Robinson Middle School, Charlotte
2nd Place: Jasmine Marshall, Hanes Magnet School , Winston-Salem
3rd Place: Elliana Alexander, West Lake Middle School, Apex

Senior
1st Place: Ethan McIntyre, Enloe High School, Raleigh
2nd Place: Brandon Atwell, Northern Guilford High School, Greensboro
3rd Place: Isaac Hubbell, William A. Hough High School, Cornelius

Photography

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Kylie Nerell, New Town Elementary School, Waxhaw
2nd Place: Ava Pfefferkorn, Providence Spring Elem. School, Charlotte
3rd Place: Caleb Deak, Penny Road Elementary School, Cary

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Cleo Shannon, Sharon Elementary School, Charlotte
2nd Place: Kristin Parsons, Alamance Elementary School, Greensboro
3rd Place: Abigail Schindler, Holly Ridge Elementary School, Holly Springs

Middle
1st Place: Luke Ward, Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Elizabeth Chan, Holly Ridge Middle School, Holly Springs
3rd Place: Briggs Hudson, Knox Middle School, Salisbury

Senior
1st Place: Haley Jacob, R. J. Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem
2nd Place: Grayson Marrow, Grimsley Senior High School, Greensboro
3rd Place: Ashley Lenhart, East Forsyth Senior High, Kernersville

Visual Arts

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Hajin Nam, Weatherstone Elementary School, Cary
2nd Place: Sally Kolada, Claxton Elementary School, Greensboro
3rd Place: Krish Gandhi, Morris Grove Elementary, Chapel Hill

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Akshra Paimagam, Barringer Academic Center, Charlotte
2nd Place: Jaeden Watkins, Southwest Guilford Elementary, High Point
3rd Place: Heather Lee, Holly Grove Elementary School, Holly Springs

Middle
1st Place: Sreya Halder, The Academy at Lincoln, Greensboro
2nd Place: Daniel Antonio, Zebulon GT Magnet Middle Sch, Zebulon
3rd Place: Cameron Sinclair, Murray Middle School, Wilmington

Senior
1st Place: Margaret Shibley, Ashley High School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Thor Gignac, East Forsyth Senior High, Kernersville
3rd Place: Sarah Harris, Emsley Laney High School, Wilmington

Theme Search

Collin Carter, Holly Springs High, Holly Springs
Graham Carter, Holly Ridge Middle, Holly Springs
Makayla Key, Aycock Middle, Greensboro
Kema Leonard, Kernodle Middle, Greensboro