Five Alexandria students have won awards in the Virginia state Reflections contest, with two of them advancing to the national level of competition!
Photography and Visual Arts’ winners entries are reproduced here. To see and hear the winning entries for Music Composition and Film Production, click on the link after each student’s name.
National results will be announced in a May 1 PTA Live broadcast via the National PTA Facebook page, with national awards being presented in June at the National PTA Convention & Expo in Columbus Ohio.
Alexandria’s Virginia State Award Winners
1st-Place State Winners
At the state and national level, 1st Place recognition is called the Award for Outstanding Interpretation of Theme. These students have earned top honors in the Virginia competition and are now competing in the National Reflections contest:
Jonathan Morgan Petrini, 11th grade, T.C. Williams, “Kaleidoscope” (Music Composition, High School) – click here to listen to the entry.
Riley Zwiselsberger, 1st grade, Charles Barrett, “Heroes All Around Me” (Photography, Primary)
Third-Place State Winners (Awards of Merit):
Eliza Gwin, 7th grade, George Washington, “We Are Heroes” (Film Production, Middle School) Click here to view the entry.
Claudia Pareja, 12th grade, T.C. Williams, “Unconditional Love” (Photography, High School)
State Honorable Mention:
Nathalie Garza, 2nd grade, James Polk, “My Parents Are My Heroes” (Visual Arts, Special Artist)
Congratulations to all of our state winners, and best of luck to Jonathan and Riley in the national level of competition!