Photography Winners 2017-18

Congratulations to Alexandria’s 2017-18 winners in Photography! Each winning entry listed was initially the 1st Place winner in the student’s school contest. 1st Place winners from all the ACPS schools’ contests then competed in the Alexandria PTA Council’s citywide Reflections competition, and 1st Place Alexandria winners competed at the Northern Virginia District level. The 1st Place district winners are currently competing in the Virginia state Reflections contest, with results due in mid-March.

Here are the Alexandria winners in Photography, updated to include NoVa results.

Learning to Walk in Heels

Learning to Walk in Heels, by Lillian M., T.C. Williams

High School (grades 9-12)

1st Place – Lillian Morton, 12th grade, TC Williams HS, “Learning To Walk in Heels” (NoVa District 3rd Place)



Family, by Abigail A., George Washington MS

Middle School (grades 6-8)

1st Place – Abigail Altenburg, 6th grade, George Washington MS, “Family” (NoVa District 2nd Place, tied)

2nd Place – Daisy Ballantine, 6th grade, Jefferson-Houston School, “Almost There”



Stronger, by Adelaide F., George Mason ES

Intermediate (grades 3-5)

1st Place – Adelaide Flint, 4th grade, George Mason ES, “Stronger” (NoVa 1st Place; Virginia 1st Place, National 3rd Place!!!)

2nd Place – Jack Sibbald, 5th grade, Douglas MacArthur ES, “The New Tech”

3rd Place (tie) – John Robert Jones, 5th grade, James Polk ES, “A Welcome Change”

3rd Place (tie) – Victoria Patrick, 5th grade, Charles Barrett ES, “Photographer”

HM – Lucy Hunnicutt, 3rd grade, John Adams ES, “Only Across the Basin”

HM – Marin Kahl, 5th grade, Matthew Maury ES, “To the Sky”

HM – Sophia Zabel, 4th grade, Mt Vernon Community School, “Blue Corn Flower”


Looking Through Twins

Looking Through Twins, by Saha I., Jefferson-Houston School

Primary (preK-grade 2)

1st Place – Saha Irwin, 2nd grade, Jefferson-Houston School, “Looking Through Twins” (NoVa District HM)

2nd Place – Gavin Zwiselsberger, 2nd grade, Charles Barrett ES, “Columns of UVA”

3rd Place – Mary Blue Pohjola, 1st grade, Douglas MacArthur ES, “Sunset on the Potomac”

Director’s Award – Maynor Martinez, 2nd grade, Mt Vernon Community School, “Camera”


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