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An incredible number of students in Madison City Schools designed and created winning entries at the state level – and two at national level -- in the National PTA Reflections fine art contest. CONTRIBUTED

Notable number of MCS students place at state in Reflections

MADISON – Facing off against other talented youth across Alabama, students in Madison City Schools achieved impressive results at state-level competition in the National PTA Reflections fine arts contest.

Each year, more than 300,000 students across the United States in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade create original works following a student-defined theme. Winners can advance from their individual school to their district, state and national competitions.

Competition categories are Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.

The National PTA sponsors the Reflections program.

At their May 14 meeting, Madison Board of Education members recognized students who excelled with their creations in the fine arts at state-level judging for Reflections:

* Tisha Nair – Received Award of Merit at national level.

* Eleri Sanders — Received Award of Merit at national level.

These students received commendation at the state level:

* Tisha Nair – First place in Dance Choreography.

* Elizabeth Peterson — First place in Film Production.

* Inayah Sohel — First place in Literature.

* Eleri Sanders — First place in Literature.

* Anaya Naphade — First place in Literature.

* Norah Jane Basham — First place in Music Composition.

* Wylie Savage — First place in Music Composition.

* Adalynn Loomis — First place in Photography.

* Emily Jolley — First place in Photography.

* Sawyer Harrison — Second place in Dance Choreography.

* Laya Gowder — Second place in Dance Choreography.

* Oviya Gowder — Second place in Dance Choreography.

* Norah Jane Basham — Second place in Film Production.

* Jack Phillips — Second place in Film Production.

* Anjana Raman — Second place in Literature.

* Matthew Ng — Second place in Music Composition.

* Ishita Rajput — Second place in Music Composition.

* Karsten Wallace — Second place in Music Composition.

* Anthony Hilderbrand — Second place in Photography.

* Lucy Anderson — Second place in Visual Arts.

* Wyatt Matthew Deylius — Third place in Film Production.

* Jeffrey Duan — Third place in Literature.

* Kimberly Besherse — Third place in Literature.

* Rhema Gosier — Third place in Visual Arts.

For more information, visit pta.org/home/programs/reflections/awards.

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