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 years 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 contests 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
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 contests Special Artist Recognition, all for photography. They were Joseph Matthews, Shadonia Sawyer and Judy Stephens.