Orange Unified students express creative in Reflections entries – Orange County Register

Students at 13 Orange Unified School District campuses participated in the Orange Community Council PTA Reflections Arts Program, designed to encourage creative expression in the arts.

Students attending Anaheim Hills, Chapman Hills, Crescent, Fletcher, Imperial, La Veta, Linda Vista, Panorama and Sycamore elementary schools, Santiago Charter Middle School, Yorba Middle School and Canyon and El Modena high schools were encouraged to submit original artwork around the theme “Within Reach.”

The categories for the submissions included dance/choreography, literature, photography, film production, music composition or visual arts categories. Artwork was judged in five grade-level divisions: primary, for kindergarten through second grade; intermediate, for third to fifth grade; middle, for sixth to eighth grade; and high school. There was also a Special Artists category.

In all, 93 students created nearly 100 works of art for the competition, and were honored at a formal reception and awards ceremony. Students who received Awards of Excellence for their works will advance to the 4th District PTA level, to be judged in February. Those winners may continue to be judged at the state and national level.

The Awards of Excellence winners include

– Dance: Myla Schneider, Fletcher Elementary, Primary Division; Delaney Bojorquez, Crescent Elementary, Intermediate Division; Kylie Seppala, Santiago Charter Middle School, Middle Division

– Film: Brando Borja, Crescent Elementary, Intermediate; Cooper Adams, Linda Vista Elementary, Middle; Michelangelo Gutierrez, El Modena High School, High

– Literature: Pia Odhkani, Crescent Elementary, Primary Division; Phoebe Yates,…

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