Visual arts

SHS PTA Reflections Contest Winners

Posted: Jan 23, 2022 7:00 AM

The PTA at Sandy Hook Elementary School recently announced the names of the students with the highest rankings in its Reflections program.

Each year, students from schools across the country participate in the Reflections program. The best school entries are submitted at the national level of the competition. There is also a national level of the program. This year, students were challenged to create entries for different categories around the theme “I will change the world by…”

As the SHS PTA explained to parents in an announcement, “SHS is proud to be part of this year’s National PTA Reflections Program. Reflections offers students the opportunity to gain local, state, and even national recognition for the original artwork they create in response to a specific theme. Students who participate in the Reflections program have the opportunity to explore arts and culture, develop their creative thinking and problem-solving skills, and recognize themselves as artists. This year’s entries should reflect on and interpret the theme: I will change the world by…”

The top students in the SHS level of the competition were Ingrid Lohmann with “Leave No Trace” which won first place in the Primary Visual Arts category; Maitreyi Sophie Sen with “Sophie’s Beautiful World” won first place in the Intermediate Literature category and first place in the Musical Composition category; Elin Lohmann with “Pollinator Garden” won first place in the Photography category; Josephine DeLaurentis with “Colors of Change” won first place in the Visual Arts category; and Jada Connelly with “Save the Seas” took second place in the Visual Arts category.

The winners of the Sandy Hook School PTA Reflections program competition in the top row are Josephine DeLaurentis, left, and Jada Connelly. In the bottom row from left are Maitreyi Sophie Sen, Elin Lohmann and Ingrid Lohmann.—Photo courtesy Jill Vella Nakano