Several Farmington Public Schools’ students received awards at the 2019 State of Michigan PTA Reflections Contest.
Last fall, students in Pre-K through 12th grade 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 2019.
This year’s theme was “Heroes Around Me.” Contestants were required to submit original works, a description of the work, and how it related to the theme.
Several of the Farmington Schools state winners moved on to national competition; winners at that level will be recognized at the 2019 National PTA Convention and Expo, June 20-23, in Columbus, Ohio.
2019 State PTA Reflections Winners
Award of Excellence – Nathan Soverinsky – For You – Warner Middle School
Award of Merit – Alexis Harvey – Head Above Water – Warner Middle School
Honorable Mention – Nina Kobayashi – Be Your Hero – Farmington STEAM Academy
Honorable Mention – Jameson Hoover – Heroes Fly With Me – Kenbrook Elementary School
Honorable Mention – Ethan Singer – Anyone Can Be A Hero – Warner Middle School Primary
Award of Excellence – Atticus Wenzel – My Aunt Jenny – Longacre Elementary School
Award of Merit – Maxwell Nemeth – Army Video – Forest Elementary School
Honorable Mention – Adriana Lamey – My Dog Remington – Forest Elementary School
Honorable Mention – Pranav Tammineedi – Hero – Farmington STEAM Academy Intermediate
Outstanding Interpretation Award – Charlotte Hassel – Chipp – Wood Creek Elementary School – (moved to national competition)
Outstanding Interpretation Award – Joe Pelloski – Mr. O’Brien – Wood Creek Elementary School – (moved to national competition)
Outstanding Interpretation Award – Jonah Cohen – Stronger Together – North Farmington High School – (moved to national competition)
Award of Excellence – Praneet Voleti – The Eternal Souls – Farmington High School
Honorable Mention – Lexie Chang – Smiley Faces – Hillside Elementary School
Award of Excellence – Calvin Murdick – Mom Rocks – Power Middle School
Honorable Mention – Chase Tonnies – Why Him? – Farmington STEAM Academy
Outstanding Interpretation Award – Julia Nothstine – Hidden Heroes – Kenbrook Elementary School – (moved to national competition)
Honorable Mention – Dylan Kuna – Community Heroes – Lanigan Elementary School
Award of Merit – Joshua Philip Oommen – My Piano Teacher – My Hero Lanigan Elementary School
Award of Excellence – Kaden Cross – My Teacher – Wood Creek Elementary School
Award of Merit – Carter Tonnies – I Call Him Ase – Power Middle School
Award of Excellence – Ava Farquhar – Stronger Than Fear – North Farmington High School
Award of Excellence – Vera Bard Kuhl – tRUTH – Lanigan Elementary School Special Artist
Award of Merit – Aiden DiGiglio – My Mom – Wood Creek Elementary School
Honorable Mention – Favzaan Ahmad – My Dad is My Hero – Hillside Elementary School
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. To learn more, visit pta.org/home/programs/reflections.