State-level winners named in Reflections arts contest

June 16, 2013 

The N.C. PTA recently announced the winners of the state-level Reflections contest.

Reflections is a national competition aimed at encouraging students to explore expression through the arts. This year’s theme was “The Magic of a Moment.”

The first-place winners in each category at the state level were judged in the national contest. Two students, Athena Kuang of Martin Middle School in Raleigh and Katie Plitt of Green Hope High School in Cary, each earned an Award of Merit in the national contest’s Dance category.

Here are the local winners honored at the state competition:


Middle: First place: Athena Kuang, Martin Middle School, Raleigh

Senior: First: Katie Plitt, Green Hope High School, Cary; Second: Delecia Utley, Hillside High, Durham


Primary: Second: Gavin Ng, Alston Ridge Elementary, Cary

Intermediate: Second: Christopher Wollum, Dillard Drive Elementary, Raleigh

Senior: Second: Brienna Kane, Broughton High, Raleigh


Intermediate: Third: Patrick Hannon, Highcroft Drive Elementary, Cary

Middle: First: Sara Darwin, Holly Ridge Middle; third: Isabella Dorfman, Brogden Middle, Durham


Middle: Third Brennan Stride, Mills Park Middle School, Cary

Senior: Second: Chris Sefton, Panther Creek High, Cary


Intermediate: Third: Brooke Sigmon, Salem Elementary School, Apex

Senior: Second: Selena Jallad, Middle Creek High School, Apex

Visual Arts

Primary: Second: Addison Bridger, Frances Lacy Elementary, Raleigh

Middle: Second: Menaka Kumar, Davis Drive Middle School, Cary

Senior: First: India Crews, Panther Creek High, Cary

Three students from Middle Creek High School in Apex earned the contest’s Special Artist Recognition, all for photography. They were Joseph Matthews, Shadonia Sawyer and Judy Stephens.

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