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Islander artist Kara Glass took first place for her piece “Diversity is United” in the 2011-12 annual PTSA contest that showcases student art. - Contributed Art
Islander artist Kara Glass took first place for her piece “Diversity is United” in the 2011-12 annual PTSA contest that showcases student art.
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The Mercer Island PTA announced the student winners in the Reflections art contest on Feb. 7 at Mercer Island High School. This year’s theme was “Diversity means…”

The Reflections program is a cultural arts competition sponsored by the National PTA and WSPTA with the purpose of providing the opportunity for students to express their creative talents through their own original works.

Mercer Island PTA 2011-12 Reflections Winners

Visual Arts: Primary Division Grades K-2

1st Place  Kaisa Olson  IP   Kaisa’s Farm with Differences

2nd Place  Rachel Senn  IP   Flowers in a Pot

3rd Place  Grace Han  LR    Leaping Orca

Honorable Mention

Stuart Brown  LR   Heart of a Wolf

Gabe Gottesman  WM   Diversity Means Sometimes Standing Out

Anantika Mannby  WM   A Smile

Aditi Mannby WM   The Faces of People

Visual Arts: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5

1st Place  Rachel Shi  WM   The Diversity of the Birds and the Harmony of the World

2nd Place  Helen Olson  IP   Together in One Place

3rd Place  Sanjna Narayan  WM   Kaleidoscope

3rd Place  Kayla Mitchell  IP   Forest of Sunny Shadows

Honorable Mention

Joshua Chansky  WM   Little Pieces, Big Whole

G. Ichiro Nakata  WM   Diversity Means …

Igal Tamarkin  WM   Drawing Dreidels

Jonathan Xu  WM   Friends Can Make the World Go Around

Akhil Pothineni  WM   Diversity Means …

Sophia Chen  IP   Big and Small

Emma Steel  LR   Diversity Means …

Visual Arts: Middle/Junior Division Grades 6-8

1st Place  Samantha Sweet   We Are Diversity

2nd Place  Alison Dickstein   Beautiful

Honorable Mention

Kari Anderson   Diversity Means an Array of Colors

Don Le   Putting Pieces Together

Bryan Zhao   Diversity Means the View of a Mouse

Zoe Sheill   Cat and Mouse

Visual Arts: Senior Division Grades 9-12

1st Place  Kara Glass   Diversity is United

2nd Place  Kara Glass   Tibetan Children

3rd Place  Christopher Wang   Diverse Then Dilute

Photography: Primary Division Preschool-Grade 2

1st Place  Charlotte Wood  WM   It Takes a Village to Put a Baby to Sleep

Photography: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5

1st Place  Kai Hidaka  WM   Diversity Is My Cat

2nd Place  Jennifer McMillan  WM   Diversity Means …

3rd Place  Harley Hunkapiller  WM   The Human Sea

Photography: Middle Division Grades 6-8

1st Place  Oliver Lee   Celebration of a Different One

2nd Place  Maeve O’Briant   Mixture of Colors

3rd Place  Sayuj Narayan   Palette

Photography: Senior Division Grades 9-12

1st Place  Dylan Ma   Nature’s Creation

2nd Place  Sumedhaa-Priya  Kothari   Distinct, Dependable, Diverse

3rd Place  Kela Harrington   Diversity Means … Never Again

Literature: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5

1st Place  Christopher Elliott  WM   Diversity Means World Evolution

2nd Place  Ainsley O’Briant  WM   Different Colors

3rd Place  Hannah Leahy  WM   Diversity is Friendship Through Diversity

Honorable Mention

Mathilda Noone  WM   Diversity Is What Keeps Us Different

Meghana Kakubal  WM   New Girl

Moriah Reibman  IP   Diversity

Literature: Middle/Junior Division Grades 6-8

1st Place  Cece Rosenman   All People Want In

2nd Place  Rose Guttman   Diversity

Literature: Senior Division Grades 9-12

1st Place  Kela Harrington   Diversity … Multiplicity

2nd Place  Alisa Jion Kim   Diversity Means …

Musical Composition: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5

1st Place  Alexander Hill  WM   People are Alike and Different

2nd Place  Sophia Chen  IP   Barnyard Antics

3rd Place  Hannah Zhao  LR   Diversity Is the Strange Sounds of the Scary Ghost in the Forest

Honorable Mention

Peyton Mitchell  LR   Diversity Is Different Clown Tricks

Arjun Piplani  WM   Diversity is … P

Musical Composition: Middle Division Grades 6-8

1st Place  Andy Chen   The Mysterious Box

2nd Place  Zoe Sheill   The Two Birds

3rd Place  Bryan Zhao   Diversity Means a Day in the Life of a Leprechaun

Musical Composition: Senior Division Grades 9-12

1st Place  Christina Sun   Unraveling the Tangled Web

2nd Place  Christina Sun   The Mysterious Castle

Film Production: Intermediate Division Grades 3-5

1st Place  Lila Shroff  WM   Diversity Is Not Just a Word

1st Place  Mollie Parkinson  WM   Diversity Is Not Just a Word

2nd Place  Mithril Huginin  WM   The Helping Legos

3rd Place  Ellie Gottesman  WM   Diversity Means … Diverse Opinions

Honorable Mention

Michael Deal  WM   Diversity Means …

Film Production: Middle Division Grades 6-8

1st Place  Ren Jaecks   Diversity of Nature

2nd Place  Jillian Quinn   Diversity Means … Seeing Beauty in Our Differences

Film Production: Senior Division Grades 9-12

1st Place  Barry Briggs   Diversity n00b

2nd Place  Kylie Quinn   Diversity Means … You Have Your Own Style



 

 

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