PTA Reflections Art Contest


National PTA Reflections is America’s oldest and largest arts education program of its kind.  The program was developed in 1969 by Colorado’s PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork.


Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through film production, dance choreography, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. Deadlines for submissions is end of November. For more information, please visit WA PTA Reflections or email


See the list of past winners on the MI PTA Council Reflections page.




Please join us on Monday March 4th, 5-7pm, in the IMS Commons to celebrate our IMS artists! The evening will take the form of an art exhibition, and students will receive their respective awards. All friends and family are welcome.


Congratulations 2023-2024 PTA Reflections “I Am Hopeful Because…" winners!


Film Production: Middle School Grade 6-8
1st Place: Arya Hersch IMS The Nature of Hope

Literature: Middle School Division Grades 6-8
1st Place: Lola Meeks IMS Athena’s Statue
2nd Place: Adrian Chan IMS Isle of Resilience
2nd Place: Ethan Moon IMS Hope to Israel
3rd Place: Jamie Jin IMS My Box of Memories

Honorable Mentions: Dalia Figatner, Kaylee Hu, Aria Lele, Kavya Muralidhar, Arshia Singhal, Arianna Zhao

Music Composition: Middle School Grades 6-8
1st Place: Pranit Padeepkumar IMS Flair
2nd Place: Karis Huang IMS Reverie Suite
3rd Place: Ethan Shenoi IMS Fresh Air
3rd Place: Dino Hajdarpasic IMS Hands


Photography: Middle School Grades 6-8
1st Place: Emma Moberg IMS Enduring Mountain
2nd Place: Callie Baumgarten IMS The World of the Unknown
2nd Place: Pranit Pradeepkumar IMS Burgeoning of Hope
3rd Place: Arya Hersch IMS Hope Dwells in the Sun

Honorable Mentions: Adrian Hajdarpasic, Jamie Jin, William Liu, Balen McCarthy, Ronan McCarthy, Cassie Miller, Arshia Singhal

Visual Arts: Middle School Grades 6-8
1st Place: Brielle Pyeun IMS Dream Big!
2nd Place: Evie Pyeun IMS A Distant Future in The Light
3rd Place: Isabella Hwang IMS Metamorphosis
3rd Place: Brielle Cai IMS Vibrant Surprise

Honorable Mentions: Aviana Cai, Jamie Jin, Hailey Lee, Cesca Lemargie, Vincent Liu, Youwan Ma, Neeva Mody, Alice Shang, Willa Shopay, Arshia Singhal, Angie Wang, Evelyn Woerner, Erin Wong, Amber Wu, Arianna Zhao



For more information on this year’s 2023-2024 Reflections competition, please contact Kaitlyn Lee or Irene Wong, Islander Middle School Reflections Co-Chairs, at








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