0
Votes

Fort Hunt Students Participate in ‘Reflections’

photo

Quinn Burgard

photo

Bela Starinchak

photo

Sarah Kent

photo

Reflections’ entries on display.

Fort Hunt Elementary School recently recognized 42 students who participated in this year’s PTA Reflections Program. The theme for this year’s program was "WOW," and those who had the opportunity to view the students’ work shared the sentiment of the principal, Carol Coose: "WOW, Ft. Hunt students, you are the best."

Reflections, a creative arts program of the National PTA, provides an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through the visual arts, photography, literature, musical composition, dance choreography, or film/video production.

This year, 42 Fort Hunt students submitted a total of 55 original entries. In November, 12 entries were selected by local judges to advance to the Fairfax County level of judging to compete with student entries from other Fairfax County schools. Five Outstanding Interpretation recipients advanced to the District level of judging where they competed with student from Alexandria, Arlington, and Falls Church schools. At the District level, two Fort Hunt students received award recognition. Following is a list of the local, county and district award winners from Fort Hunt Elementary School.

<lst>

FORT HUNT AWARD WINNERS

Primary Grade Division (K-2nd)

Quinn Burgard Visual Arts Outstanding Interpretation

Victoria de Dios Visual Arts Award of Excellence

Marisol Kent Visual Arts Award of Merit

Grace Curcio Literature Outstanding Interpretation

Robert Liam Brenzel Literature Award of Excellence

Antonio Warren Photography Outstanding Interpretation

Antonio Warren Photography Award of Excellence

Catherine Owens Photography Award of Merit

Intermediate Grade Division (3rd-5th)

Bela Starinchak Visual Arts Outstanding Interpretation

Alden Myers Visual Arts Award of Excellence

Andres Warren Visual Arts Award of Excellence

Virginia Walker Visual Arts Award of Merit

Jackson MacInnis Musical Composition Outstanding Interpretation

Madeleine de Dios Musical Composition Award of Excellence

Patrick Burke Literature Outstanding Interpretation

Bela Starinchak Literature Award of Excellence

Madeleine de Dios Literature Award of Excellence

Claire Callahan Literature Award of Merit

Luciana Ducceschi Film/Video Production Outstanding Interpretation

Madeleine de Dios Film/Video Production Award of Excellence

Alexandra Burgard Photography Outstanding Interpretation

Jackson MacInnis Photography Award of Excellence

Alexandra Burgard Photography Award of Merit

Lydia Rice Photography Award of Merit

Middle/Junior Grade Division (6th)

Sarah Kent Visual Arts Outstanding Interpretation

Olivia Damron Visual Arts Award of Excellence

Dana Brisos Visual Arts Award of Excellence

Rebecca Lehner Literature Outstanding Interpretation

Grace Callahan Literature Award of Excellence

Kyle Smith Literature Award of Merit

Sarah Kent Film/Video Production Outstanding Interpretation

Nicolas Ducceschi Photography Outstanding Interpretation

Karly Clayton Photography Award of Excellence

Phillip Lincoln Photography Award of Merit

FAIRFAX COUNTY AWARD WINNERS

Luciana Ducceschi 4th Grade Film/Video Production Outstanding Interpretation

Sarah Kent 6th Grade Film/Video Production Award of Excellence

Nicolas Ducceschi 6th Grade Photography Outstanding Interpretation

Antonio Warren Kindergarten Photography Award of Excellence

Alexandra Burgard 4th Grade Photography Award of Excellence

Grace Curcio 1st Grade Literature Outstanding Interpretation

Patrick Burke 3rd Grade Literature Outstanding Interpretation

Bela Starinchak 4th Grade Visual Arts Outstanding Interpretation

Quinn Burgard 2nd Grade Visual Arts Award of Merit

Jackson MacInnis 3rd Grade Music Award of Excellence

DISTRICT AWARD WINNERS

Luciana Ducceschi 4th Grade Film/Video Production Award of Excellence

Nicolas Ducceschi 6th Grade Photography Award of Merit

To see more Reflections artwork from the district, regional, state and national levels, visit the Virginia State PTA Web site: www.vapta.org.