DSISD Students Collect Honors at Texas PTA "Reflections" State Contest
March 28, 2021
Eight Dripping Springs ISD students earned special awards at the Texas PTA “Reflections” State Contest of the 16 students who qualified for that level of competition. The qualifying students earned the right to advance to state competition after receiving an Overall Award of Excellence at the district level.
Rooster Springs Elementary second-grader Amelia Grace Callas earned the highest recognition with the Excellence Award in the Literature category with her piece, “I am Unique Because I Am Me.” Earned Awards of Merit were RSE fourth-grader Darby Engels and Walnut Springs Elementary fifth-grader Karsyn Shook. Receiving Honorable Mention at the state level were Dripping Springs Elementary kindergartner Wyatt Badger, RSE fifth-grader Eleanor Engels, Sycamore Springs Middle School seventh-grader Stephanie Gearing, RSE third-grader Finley McKeag, and SSMS seventh-grader Rivers Reid.
The National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Through the program, National, Texas PTA and Dripping Springs local PTAs urge students at all grade levels to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice, reflecting on a specific theme. This year’s theme was “I Matter Because.” Pieces were selected to represent DSISD from various grade divisions (Primary, Intermediate, Middle, and Senior) and categories (Dance Choreography, Visual Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Film Production).
Middle School - Stephanie Gearing, “All That Matters” (SSMS, 7th grade)
Intermediate - Eyan Sebastian, “I Got A Magical Feeling” (RSES, 3rd grade)
Intermediate - Darby Engels, “The Glass Ceiling Brakes” (RSES, 4th grade)
Primary - Wyatt Badger, “Teammates” (DSES, Kindergarten)
Middle School - Rivers Reid, “I MATTER” (SSMS, 7th grade)
Primary - Amelia Grace Callas, “I am Unique because I am me” (RSES, 2nd grade)
Intermediate - Hayden Mayfield, “Edison Brings Light to the World” (RSES, 4th grade)
Middle School - Eben Sebastian, “The World Matters” (SSMS, 8th grade)
Special Artist - Finley McKeag, “I Matter Because” (RSES, 3rd Grade)
Primary - Bryce Magee, "BE IT! I Matter” (RSES, 2nd Grade)
Intermediate - Odin Magee, “Awesome.” (RSES, 4th grade)
Middle School - Juliana Lamb, “Love is Forever” (SSMS, 7th grade)
Intermediate - Eleanor Engels, “Vote For My Future” (RSES, 5th grade)
Middle School - Michael Gearing, “The Rocky Path to a Better Future” (SSMS, 8th grade)
Intermediate - Karsyn Shook, “Ser uno Mismo” (WSES, 5th grade)
Primary - Lily McClay, “Taking Care of My Kitties” (RSES, 2nd grade)