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​​​​​​ ​​“What is Your Story?”​​

2016-17 Reflections North Fulton Winners Announced
Congratulations to the students with winning entries in this year's Reflections contest. Of the 20 school level winners which advanced to the North Fulton contest, six will advance to the state competition. Two additional students earned​ Honorable Mentions and will not advance beyond the North Fulton level.

9th grade - Kamar Skeete, Honorable Mention
11th grade - Shereen Ragheb, Winner
12th grade - Anndersyn Cochran & Riyana Nabaa, Winner

11th grade - James Prentice, Winner

11th grade - Hal Olson, Winner

Visual Art:
9th grade - Hayes Miller, Honorable Mention

12th grade - Anndersyn Cochran​, Winner

2016-17 Reflections School Winners Announced
Congratulations to the students with winning entries in this year's Reflections contest. With more participants than in previous years, the Raiders are proud to be sending 20 entri​es to the North Fulton competition. The PTSA is proud of all the students who chose to take part in the contest and appreciates the judges who volunteered their time to evaluate the entries.

9th grade – Kamar Skeete
11th grade – Shereen Ragheb
12th grade – Anndersyn Cochran & Riyana Nabaa

Visual Arts:
9th grade – Hayes Miller & William Johnson
10th grade – two entries by Mahogoni Bracey
11th grade – Ellen Addington & Brenna Munson
12th grade – Erika Bartolanzo

9th grade – Hayes Miller & Princess Adomakoh
10th grade – Jonathan Orr & Jonah Mills
11th grade – two entries by Saya Abney
12th grade – Anndersyn Chochran

Music Composition:
11th grade – Hal Olson

Film Production:
11th grade – James Prentice​

Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture, or create a piece of visual art which interprets the theme: "What is Your Story?" 

Register to participate before Friday, October 7​, 2016 (2016 registrat​ion form). Once registered, students have until October 24 to turn in entries. 

Questions? Contact PTSA Parent Volunteer Stacey Stoddard (stacestoddard@gmail.com​)


The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts-recognition and achievement program for students. Each year, students from all over the country submit original works of art responding to a designated theme.

All Riverwood students are encouraged to submit work depicting/interpreting their vision of this year’s theme. Categories include: Music, Film, Dance, Literature, Visual Arts, and Photography.

Two students per category, per grade, will advance to the next level, competing against other North Fulton Schools and possibly on from there to Nationals.

All submissions must include:

  1. Student Entry Form 2016-17 coming soon
  2. If submitting student image or voice must submit a Consent Form (coming soon)
  3. Rules for packaging your project
  4. Please see rules for each specific category in side bar on this page
  5. Submit all forms to Roxie Garber in the Counseling Center by (coming soon)


Reflections Background Information

National PTA board member Mary Lou Anderson established the Reflections Program in 1969. Since that time, more than ten million students have participated in the program. Although the Reflections Program follows a "contest" format, winning is not the emphasis. Instead, participation and appreciation for the arts is the Reflections Program's ultimate goal.

Reflections provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme. It also inspires continuous self-discovery as students learn to analyze their thoughts, feelings, and ideas; they become more interested in the ideas and works of others and learn to appreciate them. Their world view expands, making room for new ideas, diverse people and places, and fresh and exciting experiences.

The program also increases arts awareness in the community and delivers a consistent and compelling message on the importance of the arts in education. Studies indicate that the process of creating art promotes critical and analytical thinking and longitudinal studies demonstrate that children exposed to arts excel scholastically at higher levels than those who are not exposed.

Students may submit single or multiple entries in any of the six arts areas listed below. Only original works of art are accepted. The six arts areas are as follows:

* Literature
* Musical composition
* Photography
* Visual arts
* Dance Choreography
* Film/Video Production

Once submitted, student works are critiqued by grade level, so that recognition and judging of artworks are appropriate for developmental age and skill level. Two entries for each grade will advance to Council, although not every school will have two entries for every grade:

At the Council Level, the entries will be segmented by grade level and judged again. Two winners will be selected from each grade level and those winning entries will advance to the State Level.

Without question, Georgia schools have exceptional, award-winning artists who have the privilege of being recognized each year at the National PTA level. In 2008-2009, over 28,000 Georgia students participated, producing 342 state level winners and 24 entries selected for submission at the national PTA level. Georgia students won Five Awards of Excellence and Eight Awards of Merit, totaling 13 awards for Georgia students.

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