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2021-2022 State-Level Winners Announced

Click here for a list of 2022 WSPTA Reflections winners.

View the video from the student celebration event that took place in April 2022.


Dance Choreography

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Lily Andrews – Goodbye – Raisbeck Aviation High PTSA 9.5.747

Award of Excellence – Nidhi Achanta – Sundari (Sanskrit, “beautiful girl”) – Liberty High PTSA 2.6.50

Award of Merit – Sasha Nelson – Stepping Out – Mercer Island High PTSA 2.9.50

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Sahasra Kalvakunta – Brahmanjali – Gateway Middle PTSA 7.3.72

Award of Excellence – Leelu Wyborny – Synthesis – Northwood Middle PTSA 9.7.93

Award of Merit – Meadow Wasserman – We’re in this Together – Terrace Park PTA 7.2.117

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Adrianna Lindsay – I Will Change the World with Friendship – Parkwood PTA 6.12.55

Award of Excellence – Rayna Jaisalmeria – Harmony – Rosa Parks Elementary PTA 2.8.43

Award of Merit – Kenley Eidinger – Rise up – Margaret Mead Elementary PTSA 2.8.38

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Sierra Hansen – More Singing and Dancing – Emerald Heights Elementary PTA 1.3.16

Award of Excellence – Rowan Stueckle – “Kid Discount” – Lakeland Hills Elementary PTA 9.2.19

Award of Merit – Pacey Vannatter – I Can Change the world by Meeting New People – West Mercer PTSA 2.9.35


Film Production

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Sasha Nelson – Communication Innovation – Mercer Island High PTSA 2.9.50
*National PTA Award of Excellence recipient*

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Lekha Dhaka – Trash – Eckstein Middle PTSA 6.15.380

Award of Excellence – Claire Wilson – I Will Change the World by Saving the Bees! – Maywood Middle PTSA 2.6.40

Award of Merit – Cella Ritter – Little Dottie – John Sedgwick PTSA 1.8.15

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Sophia Westerfield – Sustainability in Seattle – Bryant PTSA 6.15.60

Award of Excellence – Kailyn Paquette – Kindness is Contagious – Lockwood PTA 6.10.25

Award of Merit – Chloe Henry – Lending a Hand – Peter Kirk PTSA 2.8.45

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Jana Canley – Helping the Homeless – Geiger PTSA 10.9.90
*National PTA Award of Excellence recipient*

Award of Excellence – Lane Palke – I Will Change the World by Helping Others – Samantha Smith PTA 2.8.57

Award of Merit – Michael Batishchev – Save the world – Carnation PTSA 2.16.5


Literature

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Anshika Rath – A Ripple to a Wave – Skyline High PTSA 2.6.70
*National PTA Award of Merit recipient*

Award of Excellence – Vedika Patani – A World Changed By Her Words – Eastlake High PTSA 2.8.88

Award of Merit – Ashwin Krishnaswamy – Perseverance – Mercer Island High PTSA 2.9.50

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Angelina Vaughn – Everywhere You Go – Kellogg Middle PTSA 6.12.85

Award of Excellence – Shrita Palla – Your Next Door Neighbor – Leota Middle PTSA 6.10.65

Award of Merit – Emily Diers – I will Change the World By – Advocating for Mental Health – Whitman Middle PTSA 6.15.455

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Ella Reule – The Kindness Butterfly – Timber Ridge Elementary PTSA 2.18.10
*National PTA Award of Excellence recipient*

Award of Excellence – Amen Zewdie – Changing the World – Odyssey PTA 7.5.12

Award of Merit – Jacob Sega  – I Will Change The World By  – Carl Sandburg Elementary PTA 2.8.55

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Guhan Rabindranath – The Kindness Sensation – Emily Dickinson Elementary PTSA 2.8.13

Award of Excellence – Olyve Ackley – I will change the world : an Essay – Northwood Elementary PTA 2.9.25

Award of Merit – Dhriti Yenuga – I can change the world by sharing love and kindness – Rosa Parks Elementary PTA 2.8.43


Music Composition

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Andy Alkin – The world will change – Lake Washington High PTSA 2.8.95

Award of Excellence – Natalie Qiu – Duet in the End of the World – Tesla STEM PTSA 2.8.105

Award of Merit – Ryan Hsi – To Hope Is to Heal – Mercer Island High PTSA 2.9.50

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Johan Novak – You’re Not Alone – Odle Middle PTSA 2.3.130
*National PTA Award of Merit recipient*

Award of Excellence – Dhanya Srinivasan – I will change the world… – McKnight Middle PTA 9.11.95

Award of Merit – Anna Haber – Change the World with Music – Hamilton International Middle PTSA 6.15.385

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Stella Thi Perry – We can Change – Cedar Wood PTA 7.3.3

Award of Excellence – Shamika Ambekar – Asian Lives Matter – Margaret Mead Elementary PTSA 2.8.38

Award of Merit – Jacob Anguiano – The End – Salem Woods Elementary PTA 7.6.38

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Kavya O’Connor – Let’ go, Let’s go, let’s go – Bryant PTSA 6.15.60
*National PTA Award of Excellence recipient*

Award of Excellence – Vivian Luo – Magic Bird Lovela – Lakeridge PTA 2.9.20

Award of Merit – Elora Suchyta – KINDNESS CHANGES THE WORLD – Carnation PTSA 2.16.5


Photography

High School (Grades 9-12)

Lifting Up Nature
Hailey Bacalzo

Outstanding Interpretation – Hailey Bacalzo – Lifting up Nature – Innovation Lab High PTSA 6.10.90
*National PTA Award of Excellence recipient*

Award of Excellence – MB Menard – Fast Fashion – Kentridge High PTSA 9.7.118

Award of Merit – Leo Chen – Against the Tide – Skyline High PTSA 2.6.70

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Fire and Sun
Elizabeth Miller

Outstanding Interpretation – Elizabeth Miller – Fire and Sun – Northshore Middle PTSA 6.10.67

Award of Excellence – Elyse Edison – Dark Horse – Canyon Park Middle PTSA 6.10.55

Award of Merit – Molly Small – Safe a Flower – The Middle Schools of Tahoma PTA 9.14.40

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Fall Trees
Graecyn Ruf

Outstanding Interpretation – Graecyn Ruf – Fall Trees – Adams PTA 6.15.20
*National PTA Award of Merit recipient*

Award of Excellence – Fenegan Lopez Beard – Lego Cleaners – Sacajawea PTA 6.15.310

Award of Merit – Ella Ragoler – Our Beautiful World – Samantha Smith Elementary PTA 2.8.57

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

In the Autumn Sleeves
Talia Mezistrano

Outstanding Interpretation – Talia Mezistrano – In The Autumn Sleeves – Northwood Elementary PTA 2.9.25

Award of Excellence – Astrid Kwan Uchiyama – Friendship can change the world – Bellevue Madarin Dual Language PTSA 2.3.170

Award of Merit – Alexander Colburn – kids food – Carnation PTSA 2.16.5


Visual Arts

High School (Grades 9-12)

City Flood
Diane Park

Outstanding Interpretation – Diane Park – City Flood – Newport High PTSA 2.3.155

Award of Excellence – Addison Jones – Boys can cry Too – Tahoma High PTA 9.14.50

Award of Merit – Aanika Nakra – Light in the Darkness – Skyline High PTSA 2.6.70

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Helen Wang – Quiet Beach – Chinook Middle PTSA 2.3.115
*National PTA Award of Excellence recipient*

Award of Excellence – Divyata Bhattarai – Transformer – Leota Middle PTSA 6.10.65

Award of Merit – Alice Zhao – The world in color – Cougar Mountain Middle PTSA 2.6.34

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Inclusion is Always In
Khushi Garg

Outstanding Interpretation – Khushi Garg – Inclusion is Always In – Redmond Elementary PTSA 2.8.46

Award of Excellence – Aava Yoneda – The Picasso of Perfection – Cascade View Elementary PTA 2.18.7

Award of Merit – Kriya Rajpal – Everyone Belongs – Ruby Bridges Elementary PTSA 6.10.9

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Protecting the World
Quinlan Tian

Outstanding Interpretation – Quinlan Tian – Protecting the World – Louisa May Alcott Elementary PTSA 2.8.3

Award of Excellence – Oliver Lu Xing – I will change the world by checkmating COVID! – Medina PTSA 2.3.57

Award of Merit – Ethan Xu – Melodious Knowledge – Cherry Crest Elementary PTA 2.3.25


Special Artist (all grades)

Literature

Outstanding Interpretation – Hayley Francisco – The Shield – Timbercrest Middle PTSA 6.10.68
*National PTA Award of Merit recipient*

Award of Excellence – Adam Price – Fight for the Earth – Timbercrest Middle PTSA 6.10.68

Photography

Raccoon Paradise
Oliver Atherton

Outstanding Interpretation – Oliver Atherton – Raccoon Paradise – Tacoma Special Needs PTA 10.13.10

 

Visual Arts - Secondary

Outstanding Interpretation – Hayley Francisco – The Shield – Timbercrest Middle PTSA 6.10.68

Award of Excellence – Justin Caravantes-Martinez – Helping Hands Around the World – McKnight Middle PTA 9.11.95

Award of Merit – Adam Price – Fight for the Earth – Timbercrest Middle PTSA 6.10.68

Visual Arts - Primary

We are all in this together
Olivia Bao

Outstanding Interpretation – Olivia Bao – We are all in this together – Cascade Ridge PTSA 2.6.2

Award of Excellence – Vedah Tuladhar – We can change the world together. – Ella Baker Elementary PTSA 2.8.28

Award of Merit – Carter Fortune – Kindness with a K – Issaquah Valley PTA 2.6.11



Past Themes and Information

2020-2021 I Matter Because...

 

View the list of 2020-2021 WSPTA Reflections finalists! Congratulations to all the winners from Washington! On May 1, 2021, National PTA announced the list of winners for the overall national competition. There were thirteen winners from Washington. You can see the full list of National PTA winners here.

A special congratulations to Johan Novak from Odle Middle School PTSA for receiving the Outstanding Interpretation Award in the category of Music Composition with his piece titled “Legacy”. Only one student per category, across all PTAs, is selected to receive the Outstanding Interpretation Award. He will be receiving an $800 scholarship to further his artistic talents and the PTA will receive $200 to support arts and culture in their community.

View the showcase videos (Part I and Part II) shown at the 2021 WSPTA annual convention during general sessions.

 

2019-2020 Look Within

Look Within theme logo View the list of 2019-2020 WSPTA Reflections finalists.



Past Reflections Finalists

 

Dance Choreography

Theme: I Matter Because...

Dance Choreography 2020-2021

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Aashika Vishwanath – I’m Who I Am and I’m Complete – Issaquah High PTSA 2.6.45
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Tanushri Narendran – Devi, the embodiment of femininity – Interlake High School PTSA 2.3.150

Award of Merit – Makenzie Rogers – Be Brave – Woodinville High PTA 6.10.85

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Maya Gibbins – Remix and Flow – The Middle Schools of Tahoma PTA 9.14.40

Award of Excellence – Ambika Shastry – It’s Time To Make A Change – Odle Middle PTSA 2.3.130

Award of Merit – Priyanka Kudallur – The Power Within – Timberline Middle PTSA 2.8.82

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Trisha Shrestha – I matter to my family and society – Forest View PTA 7.3.7
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Elleanna Smith – How many more times – Sartori Elementary PTA 9.11.25

Award of Merit – Rayna Jaisalmeria – Namaskar! – Rosa Parks PTA 2.8.43

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Charis Balaranjith – PEACE☮ – Margaret Mead Elementary PTSA 2.8.38

Award of Excellence – Anastasiia Kozlova – Dance Improvisation – Wilburton Elementary PTA 2.3.15

Award of Merit – Amelia Harrell – Seasons of Love – Martin Sortun PTA 9.7.72

Theme: Look Within

Dance Choreography 2019-2020

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Alison Prekeges – Unknown Demons – Eastlake High PTSA 2.8.88

Award of Excellence – Makenzie Rogers – My Journey to Finding Myself – Woodinville High PTA 6.10.85

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Dasha Velushchak – Look Within – International Community School PTSA, 2.8.89

Award of Excellence – Chloe Manningsmith – Fault in My Code – Pine Lake Middle PTSA, 2.6.42

Award of Merit – Ambika Shastry – Progression Towards My Goal – Odle Middle PTSA, 2.3.130

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Dakota Frederick – It’s Within Me to Fly – Tehaleh Heights Elementary PTA, 5.8.5
*National PTA Award of Merit*

Award of Excellence – Trisha Shrestha – Nepali-Newar Caste Girl-Looks Within to Find Inner Beauty – Forest View PTA, 7.3.7

Award of Merit – Sawyer Chapman – Better Dancin’ – Emily Dickinson PTSA, 2.8.13

Award of Merit – Gabriel Soltz – Inside Out – Jefferson PTA, 10.9.100

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Kareli Dotson – Lost Girls – H.D. Thoreau PTA, 2.8.60

Award of Excellence – Elizabeth Diana – Look Within to Be Brave – Margaret Mead PTSA, 2.8.38

Award of Merit – Emma Mays – For the Love of Dance – Elk Plain PTA, 5.3.10

 

 


Film Production

Theme: I Matter Because...

Film Production 2020-2021

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Sydney Smith – A letter to my younger self – Ballard High PTSA 6.15.460

Award of Excellence – Rebecca de Broglio – Monsters are real – Bellevue High School PTSA 2.3.148

Award of Merit – Caleb Fruge – Spite – Tahoma High PTA 9.14.50

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Victoria Damianova – People Matter in Their Own Ways – Beaver Lake Middle PTSA 2.6.33

Award of Excellence – Lauren Atherton – Simple Acts – Kellogg Middle PTSA 6.12.85

Award of Merit – Ava Zhang – She Matters – Islander Middle PTSA 2.9.37

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Arianna Zhao – A better planet because of me – West Mercer PTSA 2.9.35
*National PTA Award of Merit*

Award of Excellence – Colby Smith – Lego world animation – Lake Hills Elementary PTA 2.3.55

Award of Merit – Cella Ritter – Can I Play? – Mullenix Ridge PTA 1.8.8

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – David Darboe – Homework Problem – Highland Elementary PTA 7.6.18
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Olivia Effendie – A Seed of Love – Tambark Creek PTSA 7.3.12

Award of Merit – Lily Li-Nagy – My goodmother – Endeavour Elementary PTA 7.5.8

Theme: Look Within

Film Production 2019-2020

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Ryan Hu – If Only I Could – Skyline High School, 2.6.70

Award of Excellence – Samuel Miller – Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night – Lake Washington High School PTSA, 2.8.95

Award of Merit – Abby Kerbyson – Beautiful – Hanford Secondary, 12.5.45

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Ty Johnson – Now This is Cool – Nelsen Middle School PTSA, 9.11.100
*National PTA Award of Merit*

Award of Excellence – Charlotte Emily Gruian – Made With Love – Inglewood MS PTSA, 2.8.73

Award of Merit – Ellis Ramos – A Swimmer’s Story – Fairwood PTSA, 9.7.15

Award of Merit – Toko Ryu – The Box – Pacific Cascade Middle PTSA, 2.6.41

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Samuel Watkins – Look – Endeavour Elementary PTA, 7.5.8

Award of Excellence – Michael Fowler – Look Within – Endeavour PTSA, 2.6.20

Award of Merit – Saanvi Shah – Look Within the Ocean – Bear Creek Elementary PTA, 6.10.6

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Ilan Rao – Todo Sobre Mi – Sunset/Puesta Del Sol PTA 2.3.95

Award of Excellence -Grady DeLong – Look Within Your Mind – Tehaleh Heights Elementary PTA, 5.8.5

Award of Merit – Calvin McCumber – Emotion and Body – North Hill PTSA, 9.5.127


Literature

Theme: I Matter Because...

Literature 2020-2021

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Rebecca de Broglio – Dancing Through the Shadows – Bellevue High School PTSA 2.3.148
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Elani Rocker – Why I Matter – Skyline High PTSA 2.6.70

Award of Merit – Jingyi Yang – Yellow – Mercer Island High PTSA 2.9.50

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Sudhir Chebiyyam – Thoughts on the chaos known as 2020 – Gateway Middle PTSA 7.3.72

Award of Excellence – Angelina Vaughn – I Matter. – Kellogg Middle PTSA 6.12.85

Award of Merit – Sally Rose Davis – The result of friendship – Issaquah Middle PTSA 2.6.35

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Emilie Jones – The Last Tree – Cedar Wood PTA 7.3.3

Award of Excellence – Divisha Arora – I MATTER BECAUSE – Endeavour PTA 2.6.20

Award of Merit – Adelayda Cruz – Lopez – You Still Matter! – Odyssey Elementary PTA 7.5.12

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Tvesha Joshi – Why do I matter? – Ella Baker Elementary PTSA 2.8.28
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Saatvik Mehta – Make A difference – Samantha Smith Elementary PTA 2.8.57

Award of Merit – Sri Vadlamannati – I am the Future – Island Park PTSA 2.9.15

Theme: Look Within

Literature 2019-2020

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Abby Kerbyson – Uncertain Waters – Hanford Secondary PTSA, 12.5.45

Award of Excellence – Sophie L. Smith – Tear Yourself from the Mirror – Inglemoor High PTSA, 6.10.75

Award of Merit – Adya Mohapatra – I’ll Write the Future for Us – Issaquah High PTSA, 2.6.45

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Ava Robertshaw – The Unexplainable Things – Leona Libby Middle School PTSA, 12.5.40

Award of Excellence – Rebecca de Broglio – Looking Within Hunger – Islander Middle PTSA, 2.9.37

Award of Merit – Anshika Rath – A Journey of a Lifetime – Pine Lake Middle PTSA, 2.6.42

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Katerina Kalinchenko – Shattered – Challenger PTA, 2.6.6
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Austin Liu – Finding Yourself – Endeavour PTSA, 2.6.20

Award of Merit – Harini Sathishkumar – Artistic – Tambark Creek PTSA, 7.3.12

Award of Merit – Kirill Kadach – Drawing a Picture – Albert Einstein PTSA, 2.8.24

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Hailey Evans – Look Within a Book – Tambark Creek PTSA, 7.3.12

Award of Excellence – Chloe Penelope Ritter – The Fairy Land Adventure – Mullenix Ridge PTA, 1.8.8

Award of Merit – Emma Fu – Penguins: Look Within Our Home – Rosa Parks PTA, 2.8.43


Music Composition

Theme: I Matter Because...

Music Composition 2020-2021

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Nathan Peak – Weltgeist – Mercer Island High School PTSA 2.9.50
*National PTA Award of Merit*

Award of Excellence – Rachael Kim – An Elemental Fantasy – Skyline High PTSA 2.6.70

Award of Merit – Jaeden Kapur – Coloring Book – Eastlake High PTSA 2.8.88

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Johan Novak – Legacy – Odle Middle PTSA 2.3.130
*National PTA Outstanding Interpretation Award*

Award of Excellence – Brannon Warn-Johnston – Springtime Frogs – Brier Terrace Middle PTSA 7.2.123

Award of Merit – Brooke Lin – Dominoes – Evergreen Middle School PTSA 2.8.68

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)
Outstanding Interpretation – Parker Bott – I Am on Top of the World – Browns Point PTA 10.9.50

Award of Excellence – Mariama Kinteh – What I could be when I grow up – Odyssey Elementary PTA 7.5.12

Award of Merit – Chloe Ritter – Bubbling With Creativity – Mullenix Ridge PTA 1.8.8

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Owen Lorusso – The Battle – Maywood Hills Elementary PTA 6.10.30
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

 Award of Excellence – Chantal Wang – My Elephant Arruba – Mark Twain Elementary PTSA 2.8.65

Award of Merit – Hannah Allison – My Feelings (I Matter) – Issaquah Valley PTA 2.6.11

Theme: Look Within

Music Composition 2019-2020

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Zihan (Jonathan) Sun – Identity – Bellevue High PTSA, 2.3.148
*National PTA Award of Merit*

Award of Excellence – Sarah Epley – Within Reach – Woodinville High PTSA, 6.10.85

Award of Merit – Neeka Ghazanfarpour – Yin and Yang – Inglemoor High PTSA, 6.10.75

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Outstanding Interpretation – Max Germann – Impossible – Whitman Middle PTSA, 6.15.455

Award of Excellence – Ian LaFontaine – That’s Not All – Vancouver School/Arts & Academics PSTA, 3.7.110

Award of Merit – Anvika Singhal – The Postcard – Kirkland Middle PTSA, 2.8.77

Award of Merit – Kimiya Esfandi – Serene – Kamiakin Middle PTA, 2.8.75

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Outstanding Interpretation – Maia DeClark – Inside Your Heart – H.D. Thoreau PTA, 2.8.60

Award of Excellence – Mareike Elliott – Look Within Me – Thurgood Marshall PTA, 6.15.75

Award of Merit – Milann Miller – Be the Best of You! – J.P. Stewart PTA, 5.7.55

Award of Merit – Katie Chandrabalan – Who You Are – Endeavour Elementary PTA, 7.5.8

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Outstanding Interpretation – Anna Kamp – Look Within – Eismann Elementary PTSA, 5.8.25

Award of Excellence – Pranit Pradeepkumar – “Luke” Within – Northwood PTA, 5.7.40

Award of Merit – Jonas R. Abazari – Heavenly – Tambark Creek PTSA, 7.3.12


Photography

Theme: I Matter Because...

Photography 2020-2021

High School (Grades 9-12)

Amelie Barga “Looking Within”

Outstanding Interpretation – Amelie Barga – Looking Within – Lake Washington High PTSA 2.8.95

Award of Excellence – Alison Kim – Special – Henry M Jackson High PTSA 7.3.95

Award of Merit – Carlos Adrian Datol – Who I Am – Lake Washington High PTSA 2.8.95

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Chloe Manningsmith “When the Shoe Fits”

Outstanding Interpretation – Chloe Manningsmith – When the Shoe Fits – Pine Lake Middle PTSA 2.6.42

Award of Excellence – Elizabeth Miller – The Big Picture – Northshore Middle PTSA 6.10.67

Award of Merit – Lekha Dhaka – The Matter of Me – Eckstein Middle PTSA 6.15.380

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Ella Ragoler “Shadow Leaves”

Outstanding Interpretation – Ella Ragoler – Shadow Leaves – Samantha Smith Elementary PTA 2.8.57

Award of Excellence – Aidan Kruper – i Matter – Creekside PTSA 2.6.4

Award of Merit – Amelia Lucas – Teaching to Read – Picnic Point PTA 7.5.17

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Etcher Maldonado “Birds, Birds, Birds”

Outstanding Interpretation – Etcher Maldonado – “Birds, Birds, Birds” – Hazelwood PTA 9.11.30
*National PTA Award of Merit*

Award of Excellence – Isabel Wynn – The Star – Lake Hills Elementary PTSA 2.3.55

Award of Merit – Ashlyn Blandino – Magic world  – Mullenix Ridge PTA 1.8.8

Theme: Look Within

Photography 2019-2020

Benjamin Eskenanzi “Submerged in Self-Reflection”

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Benjamin Eskenanzi – Submerged in Self-Reflection – Issaquah High PTSA 2.6.45
*National PTA Award of Merit*

Award of Excellence – Alice Le – Within Every Story – Henry M Jackson High PTSA 7.3.95

Award of Merit – Stephanie Ryder – Light in the Eyes – Olympic High School 1.3.60

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Micah Kurland-Cohen “Ella With Paint”

Outstanding Interpretation – Micah Kurland-Cohen – Ella With Paint – Hazel Wolf K-8 PTSA, 6.15.24
*National PTA Award of Merit*

Award of Excellence – Shreemoyee Debnath – Environment Activist – Odle Middle School PTSA, 2.3.130

Award of Merit – Taylor Draper – Beauty Within – Lake Forest Park PTA, 6.12.40

Award of Merit – Vivian Van Buren – Inside Spokane – Greenacres Middle School PTA, 15.2.60

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Khai McMullan “Think Inside the Box”

Outstanding Interpretation – Khai McMullan – Think Inside the Box – West Mercer PTSA, 2.9.35

Award of Excellence – Molly Cunningham – The Lion in the Mirror – Grass Lake Elementary, 9.7.20

Award of Merit – Claire Hoyner – The Veins of a Leaf – Silver Ridge PTA, 1.3.22

Award of Merit – Ayne Kim – Inner Beauty – H. D. Thoreau PTA, 2.8.60

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Riley Cole “The Last Thanksgiving at Grandma’s House”

Outstanding Interpretation – Riley Cole – The Last Thanksgiving at Grandma’s House – Mullenix Ridge PTA, 1.8.8
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Adrian Serrano-Lopez – Looking Within the Survival of Nature – Cedar Wood PTA, 7.3.3

Award of Merit – Cooper O’Rourke – Don’t Judge People by Their Skin – Franklin PTA, 15.6.10


Visual Arts

Theme: I Matter Because...

Visual Arts 2020-2021

High School (Grades 9-12)

Amelie Fry “Portrait of an Artist Who Matters”

Outstanding Interpretation – Amelie Fry – Portrait of an Artist Who Matters – Bothell HS (ILHS) PTA 6.10.70
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Eliana Megargee – Beautiful. – Shorewood High PTSA 6.12.105

Award of Merit – Ashley Lee – Stay – Newport High School PTSA 2.3.155

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Aurelia Zhou “Everyone Matters to Protect the Environment”

Outstanding Interpretation – Aurelia Zhou – Everyone Matters to Protect the Environment – Kirkland Middle PTSA 2.8.77

Award of Excellence – Heero Lim – Unlimited Possibilities – Islander Middle PTSA 2.9.37

Award of Merit – Katie Rittenberg – A Simple Gesture – Timbercrest Middle PTSA 6.10.68

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Nancy Chen “I matter, because…”

Outstanding Interpretation – Nancy Chen – I matter, because… – Rose Hill Elementary PTA 2.8.50
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Elena Abbasi – I matter because – Issaquah Valley PTA 2.6.11

Award of Merit – Colton Crumley – The best banana in the bunch – Hunt PTA 5.7.17

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Quinlan Tian “I Love”

Outstanding Interpretation – Quinlan Tian – I Love – Louisa May Alcott Elementary PTSA 2.8.3
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Evelyn Henry – I’m Unique and Special – Tambark Creek PTSA 7.3.12

Award of Merit – Amy Hu – I Matter Because I Care – Audubon PTSA 2.8.5

Theme: Look Within

Visual Arts 2019-2020

Zitong Wang “Memories”

High School (Grades 9-12)

Outstanding Interpretation – Zitong Wang – Memories – Mercer Island High PTSA, 2.9.50
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Thea Jacobsen – A Study in Blue – Shorewood HS PTSA, 6.12.105

Award of Excellence – Sophia Ling – unRE:al – Tesla STEM PTSA, 2.8.105

Award of Merit – Kayley Carter – Who You Are – Olympic High PTSA, 1.3.60

Award of Merit – Lina Chai – Nightlight – Tesla STEM PTSA, 2.8.105

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Charlotte Park “Speechless”

Outstanding Interpretation – Charlotte Park – Speechless – Beaver Lake Middle PTSA, 2.6.33
*National PTA Award of Merit*

Award of Excellence – Joie Tung – Monsters of the Mind – North Lake Middle PTSA, 7.6.62

Award of Excellence – Michelle Li – Living in the Same World? – Northshore Middle PTSA, 6.10.67

Award of Merit – Tiffany Tu – Look Within – Cotton Crimes – Redmond Middle PTSA, 2.8.80

Award of Merit – Katie Kim – The Suffocating Anxieties Dwelling in the Deep Abyss – Tyee Middle School, 2.3.145

Intermediate (Grades 3-5)

Nancy Chen “Look Within the Hidden World”

Outstanding Interpretation – Nancy Chen –Look Within the Hidden World – Rose Hill PTA, 2.8.50

Award of Excellence – Rachel Sim – Helping or Hurting? – Browns Point PTA, 10.9.50

Award of Excellence – Annika Bos – Look Within to See Something Different – Adams Elementary PTA, 6.15.20

Award of Merit – Lanxin Yan – Dreamland – Fernwood Elementary PTSA, 6.10.16

Award of Merit – Jingqi Li – Street View – Bellevue Mandarin Dual Language PTSA, 2.3.170

Primary (Pre-K through Grade 2)

Jeffrey Yu “Better Home”

Outstanding Interpretation – Jeffrey Yu – Better Home – Medina PTSA, 2.3.57
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Siran Cao – Narwhal – Tambark Creek PTSA, 7.3.12

Award of Excellence 3D – Harrison Taljeh – My Feelings Within – Eagle Rock Multi-Age PTA, 2.16.12

Award of Merit – Pranav Deepak – Look Within – Briarwood PTA, 2.6.5

Award of Merit 3D – Noah Lee – My Greatness and Sadness – Endeavour Elementary PTA, 7.5.8

 


Special Artist (all grades)

Theme: I Matter Because...

Special Artist (all grades) 2020-2021

Literature

Outstanding Interpretation – Boon Dumrong – Every Person Adds Something – Kellogg Middle PTSA 6.12.85

Photography

Aiden Van Lith “River at Dusk”

Outstanding Interpretation – Aiden Van Lith – River at Dusk – Bellevue International School PTSA 2.3.121

Award of Excellence – Mclntyre “Maci” Cuthill – I am My Own Person – Newport High PTSA 2.3.155

Visual Arts

Sean Atwood “I matter, You matter”

Outstanding Interpretation – Sean Atwood – I matter, You matter – Skyview Middle School PTSA 6.10.69

Award of Excellence – Amelia Struthers – A Thanksgiving Dinner – John Sedgwick PTSA 1.8.15

Award of Merit – Hishaam Makhdoomi – Rays of Hope – Apollo PTA 2.6.3

Theme: Look Within

Special Artist (all grades) 2019-2020

Music

Outstanding Interpretation – Tanner Kim – Grumbling Song the Old Troll – Everett Special Education PTSA, 7.3.110

Literature

Outstanding Interpretation – Jack Cassidy – Doing Something With My School Friends – RE Bennett Elementary PTSA, 2.3.22

Photography

Anthony Schmidt “Stuck in the Mud”

Outstanding Interpretation – Anthony Schmidt – Stuck in the Mud – Timbercrest Middle PTSA, 6.10.68
*National PTA Award of Excellence*

Award of Excellence – Amberlyn Church – A Home from Destruction – Brouillet Elementary PTA, 5.7.2

Award of Excellence – Carter Young – Eye Into the Soul – Browns Point Elementary, 10.9.5

Award of Merit – Emma Lee Allen – See Me – Thompson Elementary PTA, 5.3.20

Award of Merit – Kenlee Schleicher – My Voice – Pioneer Valley PTA, 5.3.16

Visual Arts

Adaline McDowell “Potential Within”

Outstanding Interpretation – Adaline McDowell – Potential Within – The Middle Schools of Tahoma PTA, 9.14.40

Award of Excellence (6-12th) – Landyn Zyskowski – My Salmon – Heatherwood Middle PTA, 7.3.71

Award of Excellence (Pre-K-5th) – Kian Snider – Looked Within: The Colors of My Soul – Penny Creek PTA, 7.3.42

Award of Merit (6-12th) – Daniel Sabol – My Mind With Autism – Timbercrest Middle PTSA, 6.10.68

Award of Merit (Pre-K-5th) – Victoria Karafezov – (Abstract) Pumpkin – Challenger PTA, 2.6.6