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“I matter because…”

Texas PTA Reflections Excellence Award in photography medium by Greer Giles, Memorial High School


Twenty Spring Branch ISD students recently earned recognition from the Texas PTA for their creative responses to the Reflections 2021 theme, “I matter because…” 

Since 1969, the National PTA Reflections program has encouraged students of all ages and abilities, in grades pre-Kindergarten through 12, to explore and be involved in the arts by submitting original works of art in the medium of their choice: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts while reflecting on a specific theme. 

This school year, the Texas PTA received nearly 850 entries. More than 500 awardees will be invited to the statewide awards ceremony to take place later this spring. Visit the 2020-2021 Reflections gallery to see all awarded entries in Texas.

Congratulations to these students for representing Spring Branch ISD at the state level:

Excellence Award
Caroline Noyes, Memorial High School - Dance
Greer Giles, Memorial High School -- Photography
Maddie McClung, Nottingham Elementary – Film
Shirin Shatery, Spring Branch Middle School – Literature
Savera Karia, Spring Forest Middle School – Music
Benjamin Bray, Valley Oaks Elementary – Literature

Award of Merit
Avantika Matele, Memorial High School – Literature
Emeline Moss, Memorial High School – Visual Arts
Lillian Sandidge, Rummel Creek Elementary – Dance

Honorable Mention
Sarah Miranda Franquiz, Cornerstone Academy – Visual Arts
Colin Craig, Meadow Wood Elementary – Music
Emma Kate Wells, Memorial Middle School – Photography
Maddie McClung, Nottingham Elementary – Literature
Anberlin Ross, Spring Branch Middle School – Visual Arts
Sophia Keith, Spring Forest Middle School – Film
Lyana Yu, Wilchester Elementary – Visual Arts

Participation Award
Henry Nesting, Nottingham Elementary – Music
Emma Herring, Nottingham Elementary – Photography
Ila Sn, Rummel Creek Elementary – Film
Andrew Ubell, Rummel Creek Elementary – Visual Arts
Calvin Herpin, Wilchester Elementary -- Photography