PTSA Reflections Art Program 2018

The National PTA Reflections program encourages students in Preschool through Grade 12 to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice— dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts — reflecting on a specific theme. This year the theme of the Reflections competition is, "Within Reach."

Every student is recognized for their accomplishments with the opportunity for state and national awards. If your child has a passion for the arts, this is a wonderful way to express their unique creativity! 

The PTSA held the annual Reflections art program gallery viewing and celebration on Friday, December 8, 2017. This year's theme was, “Within Reach.” Nine students from HMS and 10 students from HCS moved on to the NH State level competition! 

The NH State Reflections Competition will be held in Derry, NH at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School on March 7, 2018. (snow date March 8)

Middle School

Visual Arts 

Tyler Pappalardo, Award of Excellence

Dominica Lai, Award of Merit

Kristina Packowski, Honorable Mention


Travis Henry, Award of Excellence

Kyleigh Walker, Award of Merit

Ian Bowen, Honorable Mention


Ellie Crump, Award of Excellence

Musical Composition

Madison Campbell, Award of Excellence

Adam Woidyla, Award of Merit

Elementary School

Intermediate: Visual 

Madison Laham, Award of Excellence

Elliot Ingraham, Award of Merit

Catherine Terrile, Honorable Mention

Intermediate: Photography

Avery Barcelos, Award of Excellence

Intermediate: Film

Connor Schuler, Award of Excellence

Primary: Visual

Maeve Sweeney, Award of Excellence

Jack Sweeney, Award of Merit

Cole Freilich, Honorable Mention

Primary: Literature 

Kendall Lebel, Award of Excellence

Emmalina Zirpolo, Award of Merit

Primary: Film

Kendall Lebel, Award of Excellence

Kendall Lebel, Award of Merit

Congratulations to all students and good luck to those who now will move on to states! If the student places at the state level, they will move on to Nationals. National level awards include the following: 

• Merit Award: Bronze Medal; Certificate of Merit; Work featured in the traveling exhibition. 

• Award of Excellence: $200 Young Artist Scholarship; Silver Medal; Certificate of Excellence; Work featured in the traveling exhibition.

• Outstanding Interpretation Award: An expense-paid trip for awardee and chaperone to showcase work on stage at the National PTA Awards and Reflections Celebration; $800 Young Artist Scholarship; Gold Medal; Certificate of Outstanding Interpretation; Work featured in the traveling exhibition; $200 Prize for Local PTA Unit.

This is your child's chance to express who they are as an individual through one or more of the following: 

Dance ChoreographyDance Choreography
Film ProductionFilm Production
Music CompositionMusic Composition
Visual ArtsVisual Arts

What is the PTA Reflections Art Program?

In short, it is a recognition program designed to encourage students to explore the arts. All ages and abilities are encouraged to apply.

My child is interested, how can I help them get started?

For younger students, the concept of a theme is a foreign one. Parents may have to explain what a theme is. Essentially, a theme is an underlying message or the big idea of a story. It is a message that can be applied in their own life.