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Many students in Madison City Schools advanced to win state-level recognition in the Reflections fine arts contest. The illustration shows one visual arts technique in spiral painting that students used. CONTRIBUTED

Students of all ages rank first in Reflections state contest

MADISON – Students across Madison have achieved top honors at the state level in the Reflections fine arts contest.

Reflections is an annual activity that PTA chapters coordinate across the country.

Each year, teachers and parents encourage students in pre-kindergarten through seniors to create and submit original works of art in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Based on Alabama State PTA rules and guidelines, students can submit these works of art for state- and national-level awards and in exhibits for recognition.

Students who won first-place honors in state competition for Reflections represent most campuses of Madison City Schools:

* Columbia Elementary School — Owen Vandiver, Photography Category, Intermediate Division; Thomas Burbank, Literature Category, Primary Division.

* Horizon Elementary School — Zoey Mulloy, Literature Category, Intermediate Division; Addison Wright, Photography Category, Intermediate Division.

* Midtown Elementary School — Kathleen Hilderbrand, Literature Category, Primary Division; Leonard Watkins, Photography Category, Primary Division.

* Mill Creek Elementary School — Peter Gosler, Visual Arts Category, Primary Division; Kayden Barbour, Film Category, Intermediate Division; Amelia Ferguson, Dance Category, Intermediate Division; Avanth Ravishekar, Music Category, Primary Division.

* Liberty Middle School — Avani Narayan, Visual Arts Category, Middle Division; Ishita Rajpat, Visual Arts Category, Middle Division; Harshtha Chander, Film Category, Middle Division, and Dance Category, Middle Division; Kristianna Berger, Film Category, Middle Division; Benjamin Wortham, Film Category, Special Artist Division, and Visual Arts Category, Special Artist Division, and Literature Category, Special Artist Division, and Photography Category, Special Artist Division, and Music Category, Special Artist Division; Layla Gowder, Dance Category, Middle Division, and Photography Category, Middle Division; Kahlan Jolley, Literature Category, Middle Division; Ishita Rajput, Music Category, Middle Division.

Note: All students from Bob Jones and James Clemens competed in the High School Division.

* Bob Jones High School — Olivia Lekas, Visual Arts Category; Faith Williams, Visual Arts Category; Shreya Sunil, Dance Category; Aparna Bhooshanan, Literature Category; Anne Elise Cairns, Photography Category.

* James Clemens High School — Sahishnu Saha, Literature Category; Shayan Rajput, Film Category; Olivya Gowder, Dance Category; Aasim Musani, Photography Category; Jason Davies, Music Category.f

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