Hollis PTA announces ’11 Reflections winners

HOLLIS – Reflections Art and Achievement Program began more than 40 years ago by the National PTA to enhance the arts in schools and provide children an opportunity to create original work of art in response to a specific theme chosen yearly. The theme for the 2011-12 contest is “Diversity Means.”

Recently 40 entries by Hollis Elementary students were judged by local professionals specializing in literature, photography, dance, music, film and visual arts. Students were judged heavily on their Interpretations of the theme as well as creativity and mastery of medium. All students who participated were recognized at Reflections Night on Jan. 18, with certificates of participation and ribbons. However, the following students received first-, second- and third-place medals, and their winning entries will be advanced to judging at the state level, results of which will be announced in March. The PTA extends congratulations to all on their fine artistic achievement.

Primary Division

Visual Arts

First place – William Bird – The Rainbow of Birds at My Feeder.

Second – Kyan Carrier – True Colors.

Third – Eliza Gehan – Swish & Friends.


First place – Lara Coady – You can be Different.


First place – Rosie McQuilkin – Dancing is Different.


First place – William Bird – Sun of Feathers.

Second – Lara Coady – My Diverse Family.

Third – Kyan Carrier – Nutty Buddies.


First place – Lara Coady – Different is Good.

Second – Isabelle Colantuonio – Be A Friend To Everyone.

Third – Rosie McQuilkin – How We Are the Same and Different.

Intermediate Division

Visual Arts

First place – Elise Dinbergs – Black Birch, White Birch.

Second – Lily Coady – Diversity Girls.

Third – Jaden Carrier – Faces of Diversity.


First place – Julia Pepin – Diversity Makes Our World.

Second – Sophia Kotelly – Diversity Means Different Colors.

Third – Lily Coady – Amazingly Different.


First place – Ariella Friedman – Coming Together.


First place – Lily Coady – Leaves of Diversity.

Second – Nicholas Bird – The Texture of Life.

Third – Morgan Sattler – Seasons Change.


First place – Lily Coady – I’m Different and that’s Good.

First place – Jaden Carrier – Diversity Is What Diversity Means.

Middle School Level


First place – Adam McQuilkin – Diversity in Lego.


First place – Jamison Muckstadt – Diversity Means Many Things to Me.