WJCC, York Student Art Projects Chosen for Regional PTA Reflections Awards

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AJ Shostak of Jamestown High School was recognized for his "Outstanding Interpretation" in the visual art category for his piece titled "Light." His project for the PTA Reflections contest will move on to the state level. (Courtesy of WJCC PTA Council)
AJ Shostak of Jamestown High School was recognized for her “Outstanding Interpretation” in the visual art category for his piece titled “Light.” Her project for the PTA Reflections contest will move on to the state level. (Courtesy of WJCC PTA Council)

Fifteen students from Williamsburg-James City County and York County public schools will represent the Peninsula with their art projects when they compete at the state level of the PTA Reflections contest this year.

The WJCC PTA Council and the YCSD PTA Council selected student submissions to represent each school division at the Peninsula district regional level. Projects that were recognized as an “Outstanding Interpretation,” the highest award at the regional level, will move on to the state contest.

The PTA Reflections contest is a national initiative founded in 1969 that encourages students to express themselves through the arts and be rewarded for their effort. The theme of this year’s contest was “Let Your Imagination Fly.”

Results for the following state entrants are expected by the end of March:

Visual Arts

  • Sophia Rizvi of Coventry ES, in the primary division
  • AJ Shostak of Jamestown HS, in the high school division

Film

  • Landon Robinson of Yorktown ES, in the primary division
  • Oliver Sherwin of Tabb ES, in the intermediate division
  • Heather Herrick of Hornsby MS, in the middle school division
  • Sophie Scheeran of Bruton HS, in the high school division

Literature

  • Mariana Gaten of Stonehouse ES, in the primary division
  • Grace Galindo of Hornsby MS, in the middle school division
  • Margaret Rougemore of Tabb HS, in the high school division

Photography

  • Laura Ellen Hicks of Stonehouse ES, in the primary division
  • Grayson Arthur of Jamestown HS, in the high school division

Music

  • Caden Kuniyoshi of Tabb ES, in the primary division
  • Charles Perry of Queens Lake MS, in the middle school division

Dance

  • Claire Lineberry of Mount Vernon ES, in the primary division
  • Amelia Jacobs of Warhill HS, in the high school division

Correction: The name of the high school attended by Margaret Rougemore was erroneously stated. She is a student at Tabb High School in York County.