2016-2017 Reflections State-Level Winners

What is Your Story?

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.


NCPTA Reflections Celebration

NCPTA will host a Reflections Celebration for state-level winners in first, second and third place. Special Artists and Theme Search winners will also be recognized at the event.

Saturday, April 22, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Checkin begins at 1:00 p.m.
Martin Middle School Auditorium
1701 Ridge Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27607

Winning students will receive two complimentary admissions courtesy of NCPTA for the event.
One admission is for the student and the other for a guest.
You MUST register online no later than April 13.

The registration fee for all other guests is $5 per person.
Children 12 and under are free. Register for Paid Guests.


Special Artist Winners

Outstanding Interpretation
Meagan Matejka, West Forsyth High School, Clemmons

Awards of Merit
Henry Brock, Aldert Root Elem. School, Raleigh
Yvi Faisst, Panther Creek High, Cary
Eric Neugebauer, Durant Road Elementary School, Raleigh
Stephanie Toth, West Forsyth High School, Clemmons
Jay Valk, Claxton Elementary School, Greensboro


Dance Choreography Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Elizabeth Seamster, Aldert Root Elem. School, Raleigh

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Valadie Cammack, Parsley Elementary School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Levi Cole, Carrboro Elementary School, Carrboro
3rd Place: Kira Geniesse, Holly Ridge Elementary School, Holly Springs

Middle
1st Place: Karsen Gresham, Bradley Middle School, Huntersville
2nd Place: Emma McLaughlin, Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wilmington
3rd Place: Jordan Harrell, Martin Middle School, Raleigh

Senior
1st Place: Autumn Robinson, R. J. Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem
2nd Place: Parker Burrows, R. J. Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem
3rd Place: Cassidy Fields, Weaver Education Center, Greensboro


Film Production Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Autumn Beaulieu, John J. Blair Elem. School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Lloyd Jenkins, John Van Lindley Elem. School, Greensboro
3rd Place: Jackson Cabral, Lake Myra Elementary, Wendell

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Makena Cranor, Greene Elem. School, General, Greensboro
2nd Place: Mia Snellenburg, Huntersville Elem. School, Huntersville
3rd Place: Olivia Mallard, Parsley Elementary School, Wilmington

Middle
1st Place: Chloe Angell, Kernersville Middle School, Kernersville
2nd Place: Luke Darney, Martin Middle School, Raleigh

Senior
1st Place: Mallory Justis, South Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte
2nd Place: Praveena Somasundaram, Early College at Guilford, Greensboro
3rd Place: Kyaw Shaw Aye, Carrboro High School, Carrboro


Literature Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Adrian Carderas, Glendale Acres C&FL Academy, Fayetteville
2nd Place: Walter Wishon, Bradley Creek Elem. School, Wilmington
3rd Place: Natalie Shanahan, Rea View Elementary School, Waxhaw

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Kaitlyn Crane, Holly Springs Elem. School, Holly Springs
2nd Place: Emery Christenson, Rea View Elementary School, Waxhaw
3rd Place: Martin Carderas, Ashley Elementary School, Fayetteville

Middle
1st Place: Sanvi Korsapathy, The Academy at Lincoln, Greensboro
2nd Place: Suzanne Maley, Carmel Middle School, Charlotte
3rd Place: Charlotte Wilson, Thomas Jefferson Middle School, Winston-Salem

Senior
1st Place: Mina Yakubu, New Hanover High School, Wilmington
2nd Place: Mina Yakubu, New Hanover High School, Wilmington
3rd Place: Navya Belavadi, Early College at Guilford, Greensboro


Music Composition Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Rylee Anderson, Providence Spring Elem. School, Charlotte
2nd Place: Siena Boldizar, Parsley Elementary School, Wilmington
3rd Place: Elijah McNeill, General Greene Elem. School, Greensboro

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Maya Bergsman, Grand Oak Elementary , Huntersville
2nd Place: Ori Moore, Morris Grove Elementary, Chapel Hill
3rd Place: Katie McClellan, Torrence Creek Elementary, Huntersville

Middle
1st Place: Asia Smith, Northern Guilford Middle School, Greensboro
2nd Place: Aron Stornaiuolo, Carmel Middle School, Charlotte
3rd Place: Drew Gibbs, Bailey Middle School, Cornelius

Senior
1st Place: Lydia Wu, Reagan High School, Pfafftown
2nd Place: Stephanie Wang, Panther Creek High, Cary
3rd Place: Lydia Wu, Reagan High School, Pfafftown


Photography Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Mallory Arnett, Heritage Elementary School, Wake Forest
2nd Place: Milan Mergeš, Highland Creek Elementary School, Charlotte
3rd Place: William Ro, McKee Road Elementary School, Charlotte

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Nadia Kasell, Castle Hayne Elementary School, Castle Hayne
2nd Place: Kylie Nerell, New Town Elementary School, Waxhaw
3rd Place: Ciara McCourt, Sharon Elementary School, Charlotte

Middle
1st Place: Rachel Weiner, East Forsyth Middle, Kernersville
2nd Place: Emma Ficker, Jay M. Robinson Middle School, Charlotte
3rd Place: Maeson Morgan, Myrtle Grove Middle School, Wilmington

Senior
1st Place: Annabella Schmidt, R.J. Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem
2nd Place: Kelsie Bennett, Emsley Laney High, Wilmington
3rd Place: Ashwin Gadiraju, Panther Creek High, Cary


Visual Arts Winners

Primary (K-2nd grade)
1st Place: Anvi Joshi, Washington GT Elem. School, Raleigh
2nd Place: Marika Mlynarsky, Summerfield Elementary, Summerfield
3rd Place: Georgie Geier, McDougle Elementary School, Chapel Hill

Intermediate (3rd-5th grade)
1st Place: Alexa Commons, Herbert Akins Road Elementary, Fuquay Varina
2nd Place: Ian Rinker, Polo Ridge Elementary, Charlotte
3rd Place: Esha Macha, Fuller GT Elementary School, Raleigh

Middle
1st Place: Nitya Ravuri, Davis Drive Middle School, Cary
2nd Place: Samantha Valdez, Kernersville Middle School, Kernersville
3rd Place: Rishabh Singh, Bradley Middle School, Huntersville

Senior
1st Place: Maxwell Pedersen, Weaver Education Center, Greensboro
2nd Place: Joseph Nazario, Weaver Education Center, Greensboro
3rd Place: Imogen Joashi, Carrboro High School, Carrboro


Theme Search Winners

Eric Cai, Polo Ridge Elementary PTA, Charlotte
Charitha Kamuni, Alston Ridge Elementary PTA, Cary
Konstantina Kortesis, Southeast Middle PTSA, Kernersville
Sherry Liu, Jay M. Robinson Middle PTA, Charlotte
Viraj Singh, Barringer Academic Center PTA, Charlotte