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. 

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. If your child has a passion for the arts, this is a wonderful way to express their unique creativity! 

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

2018-19 Theme Announced

"Heroes Around Me" is the theme for the upcoming school year - 2018/19. We hope that the kids get excited about this one and look forward to seeing their entries!

Program 2017-18 Results

This year the theme of the Reflections competition 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 was held in Derry, NH at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School on March 9, 2018. 

NH State Results: 

Visual Arts

Kristina Packowski, Honorable Mention "Education for Everyone"


Travis Henry, Second Place "A Better Tomorrow"

Musical Composition

Adam Woidyla, Third Place "Gift to my Generation"

Elementary School

Intermediate: Visual

Madison Laham, Honorable Mention '"Starry Night"

Elliot Ingraham, Honorable Mention "What I am Going to Be"

Intermediate: Film

Connor Schuler, Second Place "Training for Basketball"

Primary: Visual

Maeve Sweeney, Third Place "I Could Be..."

Primary: Film

Kendall LeBel, First Place "My Grandpa's Past"

Kendall LeBel, Second Place "Treasure in the Ocean"

Kendall LeBel received 1st place for her work, "My Grandpa's Past" and will move on the the National level to represent Hampstead! 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.