Three Cherokee County School District students have advanced to the National PTA Reflections arts competition.
They include Cherokee High School freshman Morgan Harrison in photography; Hasty Elementary School Fine Arts Academy third-grader Kaylee Lankford in literature; and Sequoyah High School sophomore Ansley Petherick in visual art.
National winners will be announced in early May.
The Reflections program offers students in preschool through 12th grade the opportunity to create and submit artwork in one or more of six areas: dance choreography, film/video production, literature, musical composition, photography and visual arts.
The 2012-13 competition theme is: “The Magic of the Moment.” Students also can enter into the competition to suggest a theme for the upcoming Reflections competition.
The three students, as well as 22 other CCSD students, were recognized as Georgia PTA Reflections winners at the state awards ceremony, which was March 24 at the Woodruff Arts Center.
The winners include:
— Dance Choreography — Lillie Cate Ergle, Clayton ES, third place; Jordan Sosnovsky, Mountain Road ES, third place.
— Film/Video Production — Thomas Henderson, Ball Ground ES, first place; Lily Steiner, Avery ES, second place.
— Literature — Nimra Ahmad, Freedom MS, second place; Gary Hamburg, Woodstock HS (Special Artist), first place; Madison Koch, Hasty ES, first place; Kaylee Lankford, Hasty ES, first place.
— Musical Composition — Chandler Pridemore, Macedonia ES, second place; Alexander “Cade” Thannisch, Creekland MS, second place; Rebecca Wettlaufer, R.M. Moore ES, honorable mention.
— Photography: Alyssa Chester, R.M. Moore ES, third place; Morgan Harrison, Cherokee HS, first place; Nico Masters, Sequoyah HS, third place; Andrew Meredith, Freedom MS (Special Artist), first place; Natalie Rhines, Indian Knoll ES, second place; Christopher Yancy, Little River ES (Special Artist), second place.
— Visual Arts —Jonathan Razzano, Bascomb ES (Special Artist), third place; Augustina Horlava, Sequoyah HS, second place; Savannah Hunter, Sequoyah HS (Special Artist), first place; Scott Kimberly, Woodstock MS, third place; Olivia Lambert, Bascomb ES, second place; Ansley Petherick, Sequoyah HS, first place; Allison Whyte, Knox ES, third place.
— Theme Search —Kaleb Kenady, R.M. Moore ES, finalist.