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Students earn honors in Washington state and National PTA Reflections program


Six Mercer Island students have received awards in the 2020-21 Washington State PTA Reflections program, including two that have been recognized at the National PTA level of the competition.

Reflections is a National PTA arts recognition program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas and develop artistic literacy.

Students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2020-2021 program year is “I Matter Because…” Students submitted their completed works of art in one, or all, of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. 

Washington State PTA finalists who receive an “Outstanding Interpretation” award advanced to the National PTA round. 

Film Production - Grade 3-5

Outstanding Interpretation at the state level, and Award of Merit at the national level- Arianna Zhao  

Watch Arianna's award-winning film  

Film Production - Middle School

State Award of Merit - Ava Zhang

Watch Ava’s Award Winning Film


High School

Outstanding Interpretation, Washington State PTA, and Award of Merit from National PTA - Nathan Paek 

Listen to Nathan's music composition  

Visual Art

Middle School

Award of Excellence from Washington State PTA - Hee-ro Lim

View Hee-ro’s award-winning artwork


High School

Award of Merit from Washington State PTA - Jingyi Yang

Read Jingy Yang’s poem

Grade K-2

Award of Merit from Washington State PTA -  Sri Vadlamannati

Read Sri’s poem