Fairfax County Council of PTAs
National PTA Reflections Program 2020-2021
I Matter Because . . .

Top Fairfax County Council PTA Entries for 2020-2021 

Outstanding Interpretation

CategoryAge DivisionSchoolStudent NameTitle
Dance ChoreographyPrimaryFloris ES Vritika ChilukamarriDance?? Choreography
Dance ChoreographyIntermediateBrookfield ESCharlotte WolffI Believe
Dance ChoreographyMiddle SchoolRachel Carson MS Manya YellepeddyThe World Puzzle
Dance ChoreographyHigh SchoolMclean HSMelina TurnageFirst Burn
Film ProductionPrimaryMcNair ES Aahvaan TyagiMy life as a caterpillar
Film ProductionIntermediateWolftrap ESJulia Drolet“I Matter, You Matter Too!”
Film ProductionMiddle SchoolCamelot ESNatalie StebbinsThe Power of A Smile!
LiteraturePrimaryWhite Oaks ES Alyssa Kang“I Can, You Can Too!”
LiteratureIntermediateFloris ES Heidi KoolmeesAnother COVID Summer Day
LiteratureMiddle SchoolWolftrap ESLily EldridgeWhat I See In You
LiteratureHigh SchoolThomas Jefferson HS for S&T Isabelle(Trini) RogandoExpanding Matter
LiteratureSpecial ArtistLake Braddock Secondary School Charles NguyenKaleidoscope
Music CompositionPrimaryStenwood ESHarper Hill“How Do You React To Me”
Music CompositionIntermediateChurchill Road ES Lara DesaiUnique
Music CompositionMiddle SchoolLuther Jackson MS Jude CaldwellI Matter Because
Music CompositionHigh SchoolThomas Jefferson HS for S&T Ethan CaldwellA Journey Through Life
Music CompositionSpecial ArtistLake Braddock SS Jake SizemoreI Matter For Me
PhotographyIntermediateChurchill Road ES Emily PaschkewitzHope
PhotographyMiddle SchoolSVES Carley DeedsMy Beautiful Cat
PhotographyHigh SchoolThomas Jefferson HS for S&T Micaela WellsLife Reflected in a Droplet
PhotographySpecial ArtistLake Braddock SS Charles NguyenPerseverance
Visual ArtsPrimaryOakton ES Amelia JiaLovely neighborhood
Visual ArtsIntermediateWolftrap ESJulia DroletWe All Matter!
Visual ArtsMiddle SchoolRachel Carson MS Claire MoonMy Pieces of Quilt
Visual ArtsHigh SchoolThomas Jefferson HS for S&T Sehyun ChoiIntertwined Hopes
Visual ArtsSpecial ArtistLake Braddock SS Ashley GrovesIn The Time of COVID-19

Award of Excellence

CategoryAge DivisionSchoolStudent NameTitle
Dance ChoreographyPrimaryMcNair ES Anaya OberoiI matter because.. I am unique
Dance ChoreographyIntermediateFloris ES Adrita PalKathak – Art of Storytelling
Dance ChoreographyMiddle SchoolMcNair ES Rishima SahooTogether we Rise
Dance ChoreographyHigh SchoolHayfield SS Rachel BorowskyWarrior
Film ProductionPrimaryMantua ES Reenad RefaatMy Magic Show
Film ProductionIntermediateWhite Oaks ES Joseph CrowleyThe Skateboarder’s Broken Arm
Film ProductionMiddle SchoolFrost MS Keira ChengI Matter Because
LiteraturePrimaryWest Springfield ES Elianna BlumbergI am…
LiteratureIntermediateStenwood ESAdia WeissThe Race
LiteratureMiddle SchoolRachel Carson MS Nidhi PanabakamInvisible Poetry
LiteratureHigh SchoolLangley HS Natalie HutchinsonI Matter Because…
Music CompositionPrimaryMcNair ES Jayanth Ravi I Matter Because I care for everyone
Music CompositionIntermediateSunrise Valley ES Josie HarrisA Good Day for Me
Music CompositionMiddle SchoolJoyce Kilmer MS Sophia TzvetanovShare a Song
Music CompositionHigh SchoolLangley HS Katie DwonczykPerspective
PhotographyPrimaryMantua ES Talia GrumetThe Beauty of the Ladybug
PhotographyIntermediateLouise Archer ESConnor GravesDifferent Parts of Me
PhotographyMiddle SchoolRachel Carson MSTanishka GandhiBeauty is Unique
PhotographyHigh SchoolLake Braddock SSEloise ShirleyTime for Renewal
Visual ArtsPrimaryChurchill Road ES Grayson SheersI Matter Because…I can be a Princess if I want to!
Visual ArtsIntermediatePoplar Tree ES Joseph J. YoonI am the future.
Visual ArtsMiddle SchoolFrost MSMoubon KurukumbiMy Dreams
Visual ArtsHigh SchoolMclean HSElla ParkTrain to Harmony

Award of Merit

CategoryAge DivisionSchoolStudent NameTitle
Dance ChoreographyPrimaryDeer Park ES Sebastian Briceno Dance
Dance ChoreographyIntermediateMantua ES Genevieve ChengTry
Dance ChoreographyMiddle SchoolFloris ES Sanya BhallaJoy To The World
Film ProductionPrimaryLouise ArcherIsmail MalikI Matter
Film ProductionIntermediateMantua ES Keaton BrennanWe Matter to Each Other
Film ProductionMiddle SchoolWhite Oaks ES Sophia Kang“Everyone Matters”
LiteraturePrimaryChurchill Road ES Aiden ZhangAll About Nature
LiteratureIntermediateCamelot ESKeira ConleyWe Matter to Each Other
LiteratureMiddle SchoolJoyce Kilmer MSSophia TzvetanovShare a Song
LiteratureHigh SchoolHayfield SSCassidy Grace MazyckI Matter Because You Matter
Music CompositionPrimaryLouise Archer ESNadia PeraltaBe yourself
Music CompositionIntermediateMcNair ES Naisha PothireddyI Matter because
Music CompositionMiddle SchoolChurchill Road ES Annika DesaiBridge to the Future
Music CompositionHigh SchoolMclean HSPeter HinckleyHidden Potential
PhotographyPrimaryCherry Run ES Lily CarrollBallerina
PhotographyIntermediateStenwood ESPenny KaminerI Matter Because Reading Matters
PhotographyMiddle SchoolCherry Run ES Beatrice ShirleyMask of Change
PhotographyHigh SchoolLangley HS Charlotte LovingSix Feet Apart but Together
Visual ArtsPrimaryFloris ES Anika AwarI Stand Tall
Visual ArtsIntermediateOak View Christina OhBe happy with me
Visual ArtsMiddle SchoolAldrin ES Sasha ShakulaOur World is a Puzzle
Visual ArtsHigh SchoolLangley HS Nathalie HoffmanMy Mark

Special Thanks

Special thanks to all our local unit Reflections teams, as well as our dedicated judges and partners, including Terry Svat, Tiwana Holland, Brigitta White, Leo Deege, Dale McGrath, Jason Alexander, Bridget Anthony-Hlioui, Mary Ellyn Perkowski, Jenny Werner, SUNRAE Brand (, B AHlioui (, Learn Now Music Group (, the Vienna Arts Society, the Art League in Alexandria, and the Reston Art Gallery at Lake Anne Plaza.


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