Eight Farmington Schools students win top arts competition honors

Eight Farmington Public School students took 1st place honors in the 2018 Michigan PTA reflections contest, the largest number of winners from any Michigan school district.

Nina Kobiyashi PTA Reflections
Farmington STEAM Academy student Nina Kobayashi won a state award in the Dance Choreography category.

Last fall, students in five age groups submitted original projects in six categories: Visual Arts, Photography, Literature, Music Composition, Dance Choreography and Film Production. Projects were judged at the school and district levels before submission to the state judges in February.

These works have been submitted to the National PTA Reflections competition for judging in April/May 2018:

Farmington STEAM Academy

Dance Choreography, Intermediate – “The doll at night” by Nina Kobayashi

Longacre Elementary

Film Production, Intermediate – “Breakfast for Three” by Dayton Kress

Forest Elementary

Film Production, Primary – “I Love Horses” by Adriana Lamey

Warner Middle School

Literature, Middle School – “Within Reach” by Nikhil Sheth

Farmington High

Music Composition, High School – “Don’t Give Up” by Megan Cromwell

Power Middle School

Music Composition, Middle School – “Within Reach” by Brendan Callies

Kenbrook Elementary

Photography, Intermediate – “A Friend is Always Within Reach” by Ella Lindenberg

Wood Creek Elementary

Photography, Special Artist – “Focus” by Carter Tonnies

National winners will be recognized at the annual conference in June 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. This year’s theme was “Within Reach”. Contestants were required to submit original works and a description of the work and how it related to the theme.

The PTA Reflections Contest began in 1969 to encourage students to explore the arts and express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Next year will mark the program’s 50th year.

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