Middle Gate Students 'Wow' In PTA Program
Middle Gate Students âWowâ In PTA Program
Nine Middle Gate students were recently selected to represent their school at the state level of the National PTA Reflections Program, a nationwide kindergarten through twelfth grade cultural arts program.
Judging was based on artistic merit, creativity, and interpretation of the theme, âWow.â More than 45 applicants were divided into two age-based groups: Primary, grades kindergarten through second; and Intermediate, grades three and four. Entries were accepted into six different categories: Literature, Visual Arts, Photography, Music Composition, Dance Choreography, and Film/Video.
This year, writing pieces by second grader Isabella Wakeman, âThe Carnival,â and third grader Nicholas Harper, âNatureâs Beauty,â were selected in the Literature category.
Second grader Isabella Galassi and fourth grader Elizabeth Chamiec-Case were chosen for their respective Visual Arts entries, âBow Wow!â and âAt the Beach.â
In the Photography category, the winning selections were created by first grader Madeline Stites, âDaddy,â and third grader Joshua Harper, âCall of the Spiders.â
Third grader Serene Aryehâs âPrincess Bubble Gum Bellaâ was selected in the Music Composition category.
Fourth grader Austen Wagner was selected for his dance choreography number titled âSpirit of the Land.â
Fourth grader Taylor Koonz was selected in the Film/Video category for his work Wow: Look at that Pokemon Collection!
Second and third place awards were presented to the following students: Rebecca Filiato, Olivia Buchler, Jermane Anyoha, Brandyn Chieffo, Madeline Stites, Allie Eurell, Dani Gaiser, Trevor Bottom, Hannah King, Monique Dubois, Hunter Procaccini, Tara Gaiser, Marlon Perchuk, and Brielle Chieffo.
For more information on the Reflections contest, visit www.ctpta.org.