In its annual celebration of the arts in schools, the Snoqualmie Valley PTSA Council hosted a reception recently for the 106 students who participated in the 2012-13 Reflections Art Contest, and announced the 30 finalists whose works will advance to the state competition.
Participants represented five schools in the district and submitted 111 works of art in total. All students received ribbons for their art, along with cookies and punch, as their work was shared through a video presentation and displayed on the walls.
Works that advance to the state level will be judged along with student work from across the state, and may be selected for national competition.
The following are the 30 students advancing to the state Reflections contest, by age level.
Middle-school: Chirag Vedullapalli, Chief Kanim, visual arts; Quinn Gieseke, Chief Kanim, photography (2); Noah Riffe, Snoqualmie, photography (2);
Intermediate: Haven Beares and Liam Smith, Cascade View, music; Allison Beedle, Fall City, music; Jonah Bacon-Gershman, and William Woodward, Fall City, film; Jillian Borrevik, Garrett Kuhnhausen and Brooke Tenet, Cascade View, literature; Hannah Christensen and Elise Seneker, Fall City, literature; Amy Duong, Lam Kushi, Garrett Lowe and Meghan Pettersson-Feret, all of Fall City, all in visual arts; Kiara Goodwin, Cascade View, photography (2); and Roman Postforoosh, Fall City, photography.
Primary: Jacob Crow, Cascade View, photography; Grace Turley, Fall City, literature; Olivia Ciabattari, Cascade View, visual arts; Sabrina Jordan, Leif Shepard and Neal Vedullapalli, Fall City, visual arts; Joshua Ehrenberg, Fall City, photography; Wyatt Harper, Snoqualmie, photography; and Morgan Bush, Cascade View, special artist (6).
The national contest theme this year was "The Magic of the Moment". Next year's 2013-14 theme has been announced at "Believe, Dream, Inspire". All schools can participate.