After judging entries from students throughout the district, the Farmington Area Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Council and Farmington Public Schools have announced the local winners in a nationwide annual arts competition.
With the theme, "Diversity Means...", the 2012 PTA Reflections contest provides students the opportunity to explore their artistic talents and receive positive recognition for their efforts. District and state award winners will be honored at a Farmington Public Schools Board of Education meeting on May 29, at North Farmington High School.
Last year, Farmington High student Hannah Thomas received a national Award of Excellence in Dance. She was one of six Michigan students who received national recognition.
This year's district-wide winners are:
Photography – Primary
1st Rani Dhiman - Highmeadow Common Campus (HCC) - “Healthy Snacks”
2nd Aidan S. Laboda - Hillside Elementary - "Different - but the same - Trees"
3rd Leah Xiromeritis - Hillside - “My Build-a-Bear Family”
Photography – Intermediate
1st Rocky C. Saenz - Warner Upper Elementary - “Just Us”
2nd Jack D. Sweeting - HCC - “Friends”
3rd Jessica L. Berg - Forest Elementary - “Natural Beauty”
Photography – Middle
1st Julia G. Bienstock - Warner - “Everybody is Colorful”
2nd Blake A. Maddalena - Warner - “The World is Diverse”
3rd Sophia Jozwiak - Dunckel Middle School - “Infinite Dots”
Photography – Senior
1st Katherine E. Rogers - Farmington High School - “Celebrating One Another”
2nd Alec E. Maddalena - North Farmington High School - “Shades of Diversity”
3rd Laura D. Meyer - FHS - “Sixfold Personalities”
Visual Arts – Primary
1st Brian M. Lee - HCC - “Various Butterflies”
2nd Krisha Ramani - Hillside - “Diversity Means Celebrating Life”
3rd Ella A. McNeece - Kenbrook Elementary - “Swimming Together as Friends”
Visual Arts – Intermediate
1st Lauryn S. Garrett - Hillside - “Diversity of Fish”
2nd Amelia H. Whitener - Forest - "Diversitree"
3rd Zachary E. Whitener - Forest - "Biodiversity"
Visual Arts – Middle
1st Christiana R. Hart - East Middle School - “Diversity is Life”
2nd Jillian Z. Brown - Warner - “Diversity Throughout the World”
3rd Namratha Nataraj - Dunckel - “Diversity is Splash of Color”
Visual Arts – Senior
1st Nicole L. Cischke - FHS - “Within Reach”
2nd Maribell F. Funwie - FHS - “Innocent Sin”
3rd Viraj H. Patil - FHS - “Diversity Leads to Synergy”
Literature - Primary
1st Rani Dhiman - HCC - “The White Paper Story”
2nd Sophie R. Lichtenberg - Lanigan Elementary - “The Three Different Colors Become Best Friends Forever”
3rd Mikhil R. Sheth - Forest - “The World Without Diversity”
Literature - Intermediate
1st Druva R. Krishnaswami - Power Upper Elementary - “Diversity Means Variety”
2nd Olivia G. Chandler - Hillside - “Being Different”
3rd Jakar S. Dhillon - HCC - “Diversity In The World”
Literature - Middle
1st Gitika A. Deshmukh - East - “Diversity is Finding Your Uniqueness”
2nd Claudia M. Kramer - Power - “Tiddlywinks The Gnome”
3rd Holly G. Gaskill - Power - “My Best Friend”
Literature - Senior
1st Bill Greig - FHS - “The Whole Is Nothing Without Its Parts”
2nd Natalie Gaines - FHS - “Diversity”
3rd Rebecca C. Berman - NFHS - "Diversity Is…"
Dance - Primary
1st Madelyn G. Harrigan - Longacre Elementary - “Diversity”
2nd Drew B. Washburn - Longacre - “Black or White”
Dance - Intermediate
1st Carly S. Cohen - Forest - “Diversity is Dancing”
2nd Swathi R. Thippireddy - Longacre - “Living with Different Cultures”
3rd Hannah B. Schreiber - Forest - "Hugs and Handshakes to the World"
Dance - Middle
1st Anvita Suneja - Warner - “Diversity: A Cultural Fusion of Dance”
2nd Neha S. Challa - Warner - “Indian Diversity Dance”
Music - Primary
1st Brian M. Lee - HCC - “My Theme and Variations”
2nd Nicole K. Nielsen - Longacre - “Diversity Means”
Music - Intermediate
1st Elena L. Dworman - Forest - “Two Worlds”
2nd Carolynn M. Schuring - Warner - "Unlike Any Other"
3rd Susie Lee - HCC - “My Variations”
Music - Middle
1st Annika Andersson - East - “Passion and Peace”
2nd Julia O. Luterman - Warner - “One”
3rd Gabrielle R. Kosiba - Warner - “Open Up”
Music - Senior
1st Connor J. Lindenmuth - FHS - “Fighting For Diversity”
2nd Adam D. Shepard - FHS - “Diverse Melodies”
Film - Primary
1st Brennan J. Hulett - Lanigan - "Different"
2nd Natalya R. Weiss - Forest - “Diversity Rap”
3rd Alysa K. Saperstein - Lanigan - “Alysa's Song”
Film - Intermediate
1st Sydney R. Levy - Gill Elementary - “People of the World”
2nd Erik J. Saperstein - Lanigan - “Different Teams”
3rd Joshua R. Schreiber - Forest - "It Doesn't Matter, You Can Become a Donor"
Film - Middle
1st Sophia A. Jozwiak - Dunckel - “Different People, Same Question”
2nd Alec M. Cohen - Dunckel - “It Only Takes One”
Film - Senior
1st Kara A. Mullison - FHS - “Beauty is Personal