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"I Will Change the World by..."

2021-22 PTA Reflections Theme Announced!

 

Calling all writers, artists, musicians, poets, dancers, filmmakers, and photographers! The theme for the 2021-22 Reflections contest has been announced: "I Will Change the World By..." Start creating your art over the summer. Entries will be due early November 2021, which will come sooner than you think!

 

What is PTA Reflections? It's a national arts competition held every year where students create art in the following ways: dance choreography, visual arts, photography, film production, music composition, and literature. There are multiple levels of competition from your local school, to your district, Northern Virginia, Virginia, and National. Jefferson-Houston has had winners all the way up to the state level in the past few years! Check out the flyer and the JH Reflections page for more information about the program and to see art from previous years.

NOVA District Winners

Congratulations to our J-H students who were recognized at the NOVA District level!  Take a look at the full list here.  All six of the J-H entries that won first place at the City level also placed in the NOVA competition! Entries earning the Outstanding Interpretation Award will move on to the state competition. 

Outstanding Interpretation Award

Film Production - Primary

Ansel Mangum, The Basics

Awards of Excellence

Dance Choreography - Primary

Ashani Irwin, Roar

Dance Choreography - Intermediate
Saha Irwin, Without Me

Literature - Middle School

Nairobi Dillard, Stop killing

Photography - Primary

Ansel Mangum, No Sickness

Visual Arts - Middle School

Makayla Crenshaw, I matter

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2020-21 Reflections Art Program

We are so proud of our JH students who participated in the 2020-21 Reflections Art Program! First Place J-H winners have advanced to the Alexandria City competition.  Congratulations to all of our winners and participants!

We'll post a video of the entries soon, but for now, here's a list of winners in each category (download flyer here)

Dance Choreography
Primary
First: Ashani Irwin, Roar
Second: Javin Irwin, Sunflower
Intermediate
First: Saha Irwin, Without Me


Film Production
Primary
First: Ansel Mangum, The Basics
Intermediate
First: Auden Mangum, I Matter Because I Am Human
Second: Samarth Rao, Fun with Beyblades!


Literature
Primary
First: Ansel Mangum, Mad the Matter
Second: Ellora Ferretti, I Matter
Third: Javin Irwin, Good Skills Make Up A Good Family
Honorable Mention: Javin Irwin, How My Family Cares About Me
Intermediate
First: Auden Mangum, The Only Light
Middle School
First: Nairobi Dillard, Stop killing

Photography
Primary
First: Ansel Mangum, No Sickness
Intermediate
First: Gemma Cordt, The Natural World
Second: Gemma Cordt, The Nature Cleaner
Third: Auden Mangum, The Group of Two

Music Composition
Intermediate
First: Evelyn Gennarelli, Even Me

Visual Arts
Primary
First: Adelaide Hekhuis, I matter because I can help the Earth
Second: Kate Mehaffey, Happy Flowers
Third: Javin Irwin, My Family Matters About Me
Honorable Mention: Ashani Irwin, Roar - Say No to Someone
Participants:
Sanaya Rao, Family
Ansel Mangum, Creeps
Ashani Irwin, The Family of Nature
Intermediate
First: Auden Mangum, The Only Light
Second: Saha Irwin, Help, Explore, Connect
Third: Samarth Rao, I Matter Because.......of Beyblades
Middle School
First: Makayla Crenshaw, I matter
Second: Nairobi Dillard, Natural Beauty

Also, thank you to all of our judges!

2020-21 Reflections Judges

Chandresh Kedhambadi

Cynthia Marie Combs

Mona Sehgal

Rodney Avery

Daya Devaiah

Jenna Mayfield, Mayfield Photography LLC

Tomoko Kamasumi

Sara Lavan

Gillian Ray

 Alexandria City Level Winners from Jefferson-Houston

Congratulations to our Jefferson-Houston students who placed at the Alexandria City Reflections art program.  First place winners will move on to the North Virginia competetion. J-H winners at the City-level are listed below. For a full list of Alexandria City Reflections placements, see this flyer.

Dance Choreography

Primary

First: Ashani Irwin, Roar

Intermediate

First: Saha Irwin, Without Me

Film Production

Primary

First: Ansel Mangum, The Basics

Intermediate

Second: Auden Mangum, I Matter Because I Am Human

 

Literature

Primary

Second: Ansel Mangum, Mad the Matter

Middle School

First: Nairobi Dillard, Stop Killing

Music Composition

Intermediate

Second: Evelyn Gennarelli, Even Me

Photography

Primary

First: Ansel Mangum, No Sickness

Intermediate

Second: Gemma Cordt, The Natural World

Visual Arts

Middle School

First: Makayla Crenshaw, I matter

J-H Reflections Website

You can find out more about the Reflections Art Program and see examples of entries from Jefferson-Houston students at our dedicated JH Reflections website.