Madison City PTA Council conducted the awards ceremony on March 2 for students who created winning work in 2023 National PTA Reflections, a fine arts contest. The photo shows winners in Visual Arts. CONTRIBUTED

Top-rated students recognized for Reflections designs

MADISON – Contest organizers have acknowledged students’ creations in top spots for the 2023 National PTA Reflections, a fine arts contest.

Madison City PTA or MCPTA conducted its awards ceremony for Reflections on March 2 at Columbia Elementary School. Students across all grade levels submitted their creative designs in categories for Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, Literature, Film Production, Music Composition and Photography.

“This activity provides a wonderful way for students at all grade levels to submit creations in (various) categories. What a wonderful way to stimulate learning outside the classroom,” Dr. Ed Nichols said. Nichols is Superintendent of Madison City Schools.

Eric Terrell, MCS Assistant Superintendent, attended the event to congratulate all award recipients.

For each Reflections category, the following list states award-winning students:

* Visual Arts: Primary — Rhema Gosier, Aubrey Howard, Everly Kilgore, Blake Clark. Intermediate — Alice Grieve, Peter Gosier, John Penley, Madison Mosbarger. Middle School — Julia Holkem, Jillian Washburn, Avana Narayan, Katie Crocker. High School — Kylie Washington, Olivia Lekas, Grace Sanders, Elaine Weng. Special Artist — Lizzie Nolan.

* Dance Choreography: Primary — Meera Vinod, Emma Ruh. Intermediate — Maximus Turner, Sawyer Harrison, Sara Lum, Samantha Nolan. Middle School — Laya Gowder, Harshtha Chander, Katie Rosse. High School — Oviya Gowder, J.D. McKeithen.

* Literature: Intermediate — Zoey Mulloy, Jenny Jung, Zayna Killedar, Christian ‘CA’ Pinto. Middle School — Deidra Dorcoo, Shea McKinley, Virginia Roberts, Avani Narayan. High School — Anaya Naphade, Isabella Bao, Sahishnu Saha, Hannah Clemons.

* Film Production: Intermediate — Magnolia Mason, Elanor Perry. Middle School — Harshtha Chander, Grant Jauken, Cora Oliver, AIden Dean. High School — Sahishnu Saha, AnDrew Carlson, Shayan Rajput.

* Music Composition: Primary — Ananth Ravishekar, Miette Zimmerman. Intermediate — Norah Basham, Wylie Savage, Zoey Mulloy, Leo Watkins. Middle School — Ishita Rajput, Tesjas Iyer. High School — Jason Davies, Shayan Rajput, Emily Jolley.

* Photography: Primary — Camden Roy, Eli Sykes, Hanna Williams, Anthony Hilderbrand. Intermediate — Alice Grieve, Abby Wilson, Norah Basham, Caleb Mullins. Middle School — Laya Gowder, Amaan Musani, Avani Narayan, Arush Sharma. High School — Urvi Mysore, Shayan Rajput, Sahishnu Saha, Emily Jolley. Special Artist — Lizzie Nolan.

Individuals assisting with Reflections included Patricia Bachelor, MCPTA President; Ricki Schwartz and Beth Green, MCPTA Reflections Co-Chairs; Stephenie Walker, MCPTA Co-Vice President; Roxana Herschelman, Columbia PTA President; and Columbia Principal Miranda Bolden.

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