PTA Reflections Contest Winners

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education recognized the students who participated in the PTA Reflections Program. This is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program established by the National PTA designed to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students in grades K to 12 can reflect on a common theme and create original works of art.
The theme for 2016-2017 was “What Is Your Story?” whereby students submitted their interpretation of the theme in six artistic areas including: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.
The following ten students received a Certificate of Participation from the Union County PTA for their creative entries:
Isobel Bruce, 4th grade student at Brunner School received recognition for her literary submission entitled, “My Story”. Aditi Gokhale, 2nd grade student at Coles School received recognition for her literary submission entitled, “A Night at the Hotel”. Taylor Murray, 2nd grade student at Coles School received recognition for her music composition entitled, “My Lifetime Story”. Emma Telepis, a 3rd grade student at Coles School received recognition for her photographic entry entitled, “My Favorite Place”. Luca DiMeglio, a 3rd grade student at Coles School received recognition for his photographic entry entitled, “My First Day”. Ava Khan, a 4th grade student at Coles School received recognition for her visual arts entry entitled, “A Bridge Between 2 Worlds”. Mitav Mehta, a 2nd grade student at McGinn School received recognition for his visual arts entry entitled, “Feet in Two Worlds”. Kevin Wright, a 3rd grade student at School One received recognition for his visual arts entry entitled, “The Voices Inside My Head”. Emily Colasanti, a 5th grade student at Terrill Middle School received county recognition for her literary entry entitled, “Who am I…”.
Kayla Fiore, a 5th grade student at Terrill Middle School received county recognition for her music entry entitled, “Changes”. In addition to the ten students being recognized by the county, the following three students creative entries have received recognition from the State PTA:
Briana McGowan, an 11th grade student at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School received an “Honorable Mention Award” for her literary entry entitled, “I am OK”.
Ellie Agnello, a 4th grade student at Coles School received an “Award of Merit” for her film production entitled, “This is my Story”.
Agnello, an 8th grade student at Terrill Middle Scholl continues to be recognized by the State of New Jersey PTA with an “Award of Excellence” for his film production entitled, “Why I’m Always Late”.
This is the fifth year that one of Ryan’s film productions is being recognized by Union County and the State of New Jersey PTA. Ryan’s entry wll now be judged at the national level.

(above) Reflections Middle School Level.

(above) Reflections Elementary Level.

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