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New York Students Honored in National PTA Reflections Program

National PTA is pleased to announce the winners of its 2022-2023 Reflections® student art program. Seven students have been honored with the Outstanding Interpretation Award, and over 200 students have been recognized with Awards of Excellence and Merit. The awards honor creative interpretations of the theme Show Your Voice! in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts as well as a special artist division.

New York Outstanding Interpretation Award recipients are:

Minka Van Berkel Primary (pre-K through grade 2)
Literature: “The Girl Who Was Loud Even Though She Didn’t Speak”         
A.P. Willits Elementary School PTA

Sarina Policastro High School (grades 9-12) 
Film Production: “Amira’s Letters”           
Ward Melville High School PTSA

New York Excellence Award recipients are:

Maxwell Greene Special Artist (all grades) 
Music Composition: “Song of the Travelers”
Syosset High School PTSA

Sasha Johnsen Middle School (grades 6-8)
Music Composition: “Are You Listening”
Briarcliff PTA

Mancini Farr Primary (pre-K through grade 2)
Photography: “Being Yourself Is Always in Style”
West End PTA

Maddie Fosco Intermediate (grades 3-5)
Photography: “Small”
Vestal Hills Elementary School PTA

New York Merit Award recipients are:

Rajon Vessup Special Artist (all grades)
Dance Choreography: “Holding His Head High”
John G. Dinkelmeyer PTA

James Haire Intermediate (grades 3-5)
Film Production: “Show Your Voice ”
William Rall Elementary School PTA

Sonia Singh High School (grades 9-12)
Music Composition: “Actions”
Shenendehowa High School PTSA

Caroline Ciullo Middle School (grades 6-8)
Photography: “Uncovered”
Garden City PTA

Michael Li Middle School (grades 6-8)
Visual Arts: “The Voice of Music”
Jericho Middle School PTSA