Northwest NEWS

April 30, 2001


State Reflections winners

Thirteen Northshore School District students placed at the state Reflections competition.
   They will be be honored at an awards ceremony at the Washington State PTA convention on May 6.
   Nathaniel Davis ‹ Music Primary Fernwood, 1st place; Rachel Weinstein ‹ Music Primary Kenmore El., 2nd place; Kevin Ma ‹ Music Intermed. Shelton View, Hon. mention; Katie Verbeck ‹ Music Intermed. East Ridge, Hon. mention; Erin Dodge‹ Music Middle/Jr Canyon Park JH, 2nd place; Chloe Freed ‹ Lit. Primary Arrowhead, 1st place; Isabella Pelegero ‹ Lit. Primary East Ridge, Hon. mention; Jake Stone ‹ Lit. Intermed. East Ridge, Hon. mention; Alana Benzel ‹ Lit. Senior Woodinville HS, Hon. mention; Michelle Matsuzawa ‹ Photo Primary Lockwood, 1st place; Kelsey Cooper ‹Visual Arts Intermed. Moorlands, Hon. mention; Quinn Wolfe-Jones Vis.Arts Intermed. Westhill, Hon. mention; Lauren Beard‹ Vis.Arts Middle/Jr Leota JH, 3rd place.
   Reflections is a National and Washington State PTA cultural arts program.
   The purpose of this program is to encourage students to use their creative talents to explore their thoughts and feelings about the current year's theme. The 1999-2000 theme, "It Would Be Really Strange IfŠ", was interpreted by the students through visual arts, photography, literature and music.
   The three first-place entries have advanced to compete at the National PTA level: Nathaniel Davis' original piano composition, "It Would be Really Strange if Space Creatures Cooked Thanksgiving Dinner;" Chloe Freed's illustrated children's alphabet primer, "It Would be Really Strange if Animals Ate Alphabet Soup;" and Michelle Matsuzawa's hand-retouched black and white photograph, "It Would be Really Strange if Lollipops."