Three Riverview School District students were recognized with Outstanding Interpretation awards at the Washington state Parent/Teacher Association's annual Reflections awards ceremony Saturday, May 4, in Bellevue. Sage Overman and Nate Bergman, both of Carnation Elementary School, and Kholy Xiong, Cedarcrest High School, each received the awards, to qualify for considering in the national Reflections event, June 20 to 24 in Cincinatti.
Overman and Xiong competed in the dance/choreography category, while Bergman was the sole Riverview entrant in the film/video category.
Three more Riverview students received Awards of Merit and Excellence at the state event: Calyse Tapert, Riverview Learning Center, Award of Merit in dance/choreography; Taryn Tapert, Riverview Learning Center, Award of Merit in photography; and Sarah Garat, Tolt Middle School, Award of Excellence in photography.
Students across the nation entered local contests, creating art inspired by the theme, "The Magic of a Moment." Individual schools presented award in January, and the top winners competed at district events in Feburary. The district winners advanced to the state level in May.
Reflections is PTA's cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado's PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Each year, students in grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.
For a full list of WSPTA Reflections 2012-13 award winners, please visit: http://www.wastatepta.org/programs/reflections/Reflections_winners_2012_13.pdf.