The creative work of 19 Dripping Springs ISD students will move on to the 2019 Texas PTA “Reflections” State Contest based on artistic merit, creativity, mastery of the medium, and interpretation of the theme.
Each year the DSISD PTA Council hosts the Reflections program for students to submit creative works of art in various categories that follow a theme; this year’s theme was “Heroes Around Me.”
One artwork piece was selected to represent DSISD from each grade division (primary, intermediate, middle, and senior) that had entries and from each Arts category (Dance Choreography, Visual Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Film Production).
Winners at the state level will advance to the national level. State results will be posted on the Texas PTA website (txpta.org) in early March.
Students who have Earned Awards of Excellence and qualified for the state contest are:
Shelby Badger (DSMS), Photography, “Following Dad’s Footsteps”
Makayla Banton (DSHS), Literature, “Invisible Possibilities”
Faith Bauerle (DSE), Dance Choreography, “Standing Strong”
Elizabeth Cox (SSMS), Visual Arts, “Behind the Veil”
Hudson Ela (SSE), Photography, “Saviors”
Kellen Embrey (WSE), Visual Arts, “Ship Shape”
Ginny Falls (SSMS), Literature, “Hearts Connected”
Michael Gearing (SSMS), Musical Composition, “Heroes Anthem”
Stephanie Gearing (SSE), Music Composition, “Saving the Day”
Colton Inglish (DSE), Literature, “What a Hero Is and Does”
Julie Kuhn (SSE), Literature, “Heroes Around Me”
Elizabeth McDowell (SSMS), Dance Choreography, “The Heroes Within Us”
William Tait (DSE), Film Production, “Jolie, Marie & a WWII Veteran Are Heroes”
Tatum Theis (RSE), Dance Choreography, “Silence Choreography”
Lucas Trepanier (SSE), Photography, “Hays Fire Fighting Heroes”
Ellie Verhuist (SSE), Visual Arts, “Firefighters Are my Heroes”
Riley Wheaton (DSHS), Film Production, “Musical Empathy”
Drew Wilson (DSHS), Photography, “Training New Heroes”
Kyndall Womack (DSHS), Visual Arts, “Tennessee and Rey”