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Reflections Arts Program
The 2017-18 Reflections theme is Within Reach - it is never too early to start thinking about your entry! Entries for the 2017-18 competition will be due in October 2017. Reflections categories are Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Students may enter as many times as they like in as many categories as they like. 

All entries are  reviewed by experienced arts and education volunteers. Judges look for the following:
  • Interpretation: How closely the piece relates to the theme, based on the artwork itself and the artist statement.
  • Creativity: How creative and original the piece is in its conception of the theme and its presentation.
  • Technique: The level of skill demonstrated in the basic principles/techniques of the arts area.
More information on the PTA Reflections Contest is available here on the National PTA website.
2016-17 Reflections Results
2016-17 Awardees at the School Level

Dance Choreography

Award of Excellence -  Mary Sweetnam “Be Here Now”


Film Production

Award of Excellence - Tomoki Fukazawa  “Passion”



           Award of Excellence - Lauren Kong  “We               “             

Award of Merit - Aimee Chao  “That's Life”

Award of Merit - Annie Benedict  “The Discovery of I”

Honorable Mention - Claire Kim-Narita  “What Eyebrows Taught Me About Life”              

Honorable Mention - Kaila Kim  “Limitations”

Honorable Mention - Trisha Sakamoto  “Oceans Away”


Music Composition

           Award of Excellence -  Isaac Cervantes  “Musically Bent”

Award of Merit -  Elise Zimmerman  “Rewrite Our History”

Honorable Mention -  Kaylen Ng  “Translations”



           Award of Excellence -  Camille Masuda  “Come Together “

Award of Merit - Keilani Sumi  “Calm and Gentle”

Honorable Mention - Greta Cox                  “On The Road To Self – DISCOVERY”


Visual Arts

           Award of Excellence -  Lauren Tateyama  “A Flaming End”

Award of Merit - Stephen Kim   “Open-Minded”              

Honorable Mention - Camille Arai  “The Girl, the Rabbit, the Bomb, and some Flowers” 

Here is a video that was made to highlight all of the Pen High Reflections entries:
Here are the Peninsula High student awardee submissions in each of the Reflections categories: