Northwest NEWS

April 8, 2002


Northshore students advance to National Reflections

Three entries from Northshore School District won first place in their individual categories in the Washington State Reflections competition and will now advance to the National Reflections competition.
   Matt Petersen's essay, "Life and Baseball" won first place in the Literature category (Intermediate). Peterson is a student at Hollywood Hill Elementary School.
   Tyler Stone's poem, "Lifelines," received a first place in Literature (Middle/Jr.). Stone is a Timbercrest Junior High School student.
   Robbie Ptaszynski's computer enhanced photograph, "I hold in my hand … myself," was a first place winner at the Intermediate level. He is a student at Sunrise Elementary School.
   The national winners from our state will be announced at the State  Reflections ceremony.        
   Other Northshore students who placed at the state level were: Johanna Rayl, Literature (Primary), Wellington Elementary, honorable mention; Kara Gallo, Photo (Primary), East Ridge, 3rd place; Nathaniel Davis, Music (Intermediate), Fernwood, 2nd place; Taylor Sablan,  Music (Middle/Jr), Skyview, hon. mention; Kenneth Belcher, Music (Senior), Inglemoor High School, hon. mention.
   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 2001-2002 theme, "I hold in my hand …", was interpreted by the students through visual arts, photography, literature and music.