2017 Reflections Winners

Posted on March 9, 2017, in Academics, Events


Numerous General McLane students were honored for their achievement in the 2017 National PTA Reflections arts in education program.

Regional winner’s include Presley O’Bannon (3rd place Visual Arts), Chloe Kiser (1st place Music Composition), and Lucas Leasure (3rd place Photography). McKean Elementary winners included: Jane Howard (1st place Musical composition) and Parker Howard (3rd place Photography)

The award honors imagination, creativity and interpretation of the theme “What Is Your Story?”. Regional winners were recognized at the 2017 Erie County Reflections Ceremony, held in February.

Regional winners moved on to the State Level.

Erie County winners included:  Presley O’Bannon (Visual art 2D -6th), Magnus Lloyd (Visual Art 3D, 5th), Alana Puller (Visual Art 3D, 5th), Chloe Kiser (Musical Composition, 6th) and Lucas Leasure (Photography, 8th).  Hudson Spires (Visual Arts 2D, 4th Gr),  Jane Howard (Musical Composition, 4th) and Parker Howard (Photography, K).

The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National PTA, McKean Elementary PTA, James W. Parker Middle School PTSA and PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice— dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts — reflecting on a specific theme. There also is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful.

Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and commitment to the arts!