Reflections Finalists Announced! Next Stop MCCPTA!

The Winston Churchill PTSA would like to congratulate the Churchill finalists who advanced to the Montgomery County Council of PTA’s (MCCPTA) Reflections Contest. MCCPTA will announce its winners at the end of January 2024


Literature Category

Sonora Greer (9th grade) – Glove

Jennifer Ku (9th grade) – The Prisoner

Teniola Tobun (11th grade) – Joyful Noise

Visual Arts Category

Anna Luo (11th grade) – Riding Home

Yushan Tian (11th grade) – Rebirth

Kirt Yi (11th grade) – Fast Fashion

Photography Category

Sophia Michnick (12th grade) – Change

Sebastian Tulin (12th grade) – Stranger from Santa Monica Pier

Lawrence Wu (11th grade) – Light from the Darkness

Dance Choreography Category

Isabella Donato (10th grade) – Say Something Against Climate Change

Music Composition Category

Kaira Wang (9th grade) – A Song In My Heart

About the Reflections Program

National PTA’s Reflections program has helped students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme.   In response to this theme, students create works of art in one or all the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts.

Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council, and state PTA programs to the national level.  Student entries submitted to the national level go through two rounds of review by esteemed arts professionals across the country.  National Reflections winners are announced in May and celebrated annually at the National PTA’s Convention & Expo in June.  Over 200 students are recognized for their achievements in the arts with prizes and scholarships, and their works are showcased and exhibited throughout the year. 

2022-23 Winners

Three WCHS students have won awards in the National PTA’s Reflections Program! National, State, and MCCPTA winners will all be honored at the MCCPTA Reflections Awards Ceremony/Celebration of Excellence on Thursday, May 18th at Strathmore AMP at Pike & Rose (North Bethesda) . We look forward to celebrating these talented student artists! Sabeen Kirwi – Literature – Merit Award (Sabeen will be sharing her poetry at the ceremony!) Katie Wen – Visual Arts – Award of Excellence **Sebastian Tulin – Photography – Outstanding Interpretation Award** (winner video with Sebastian’s artwork is featured here. The winners will receive the following prizes from the National PTA based on award level: Merit Award: Bronze Medal: Certificate of Merit; work featured in the National PTA Reflections Virtual Exhibition Award of Excellence: $200 Young Artist Scholarship; Silver Medal; Certificate of Excellence; work featured in the National PTA Reflections Virtual Exhibition Outstanding Interpretation Award: $800 Young Artist Scholarship; Gold Medal; Certificate of Outstanding Interpretation; Work Featured in the National PTA Reflections Virtual Exhibition; $200 Prize for Local PTA Unit
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