Three Vancouver School of Arts and Academics students are finalists in the Washington State Parent Teacher Association’s 2018-19 Reflections cultural arts competition.
- “Last Moment” by Adrienne Paulu has been recognized with an Outstanding Interpretation in the dance choreography category in the high school division.
- “Mama’s Sunhat” by Jazy LiDrazzah has been recognized with an Outstanding Interpretation in the photography category in the high school division.
- “Counting Sheep” by Truly Rylander has been recognized with an Award of Merit in the literature category in the high school division.
In addition to representing their school, these students also represent the VSAA Parent-Teacher-Student Association, Vancouver Council PTA 3.7 and Washington State PTA Region 3. Joceylyn Kollasch and Amy Surface are the Reflections co-chairs for the Vancouver Council PTA.
Judges at the local level selected pieces to advance to the WSPTA competition, where more than 900 entries from all over Washington state interpreted the theme “Heroes around me” in six categories: literature, music composition, photography, visual arts, film/video and choreography/dance.
In each category, state judges selected one entry per grade division and the special artist division to receive Outstanding Interpretation awards. The top three entries in each arts category in each division earned Awards of Excellence, followed by five Awards of Merit.
The Outstanding Interpretation recipients will be honored at the WSPTA awards ceremony at Issaquah High School on April 20. Their pieces, including Paulu and LiDrazzah’s, will move on to the National PTA’s Reflections program. They will compete against artwork by students from across the nation.
The Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity in bringing the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful.