Student art at Reflections reception leaves judges floored

February 9, 2009

Mackenzi Hirayama, a Beaver Lake Middle School eighth-grader, stands with her Reflections award-winning photograph, ‘Unreachable,’ at the district award exhibit. By Greg Farrar

Mackenzi Hirayama, a Beaver Lake Middle School eighth-grader, stands with her Reflections award-winning photograph, ‘Unreachable,’ at the district award exhibit. By Greg Farrar

Inspiring photographs, enticing artwork and poetic verse were among the works honored at the Issaquah PTSA Council’s districtwide Reflections reception Jan. 20 at the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus.

This year, 244 students were recognized for having competed at the district Reflections competition. PTSA officials invited the students and their families to a reception, so their works could be viewed and honored.

“This is the largest participation we’ve had at the district level,” Donna Gelinas, co-chair for Reflections, said while looking around at the packed auditorium.

This year’s theme, “Wow!” produced entries in six categories — visual arts, photography, literature, music composition, film/video and dance choreography. Read more

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