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Award of Excellence – Special Artist Division: All Grades


Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Reflections Art Program Award of Excellence Special Artist Division recipients!

DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY

“I Speak With My Dancing” by Mark Wagner

Dana Hills High School, Grade 10
Fourth District PTA

“I matter because I am different. I speak with my dancing.”

FILM PRODUCTION

“Meant to Be” by Gabriela Korszyk

Covina High School, Grade 11
First District PTA

“I matter because I am worth it. God doesn’t make mistakes. I am handicapped but I’m surrounded by loving people and I’m grateful for it. I’m meant to be.”

LITERATURE

“I Matter Because…” by Aren Zakarian

Valley View Elementary School, Grade 5
First District PTA

“Through my poem I wanted to let people know about things that matter to me as someone with autism, like being part of a community that respects and accepts us.”

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MUSIC COMPOSITION

“Meant to Be” by Gabriela Korszyk

Covina High School, Grade 11
First District PTA

“I matter because I am worth it. God doesn’t make mistakes. I am handicapped but I’m surrounded by loving people and I’m grateful for it. I’m meant to be.”

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PHOTOGRAPHY

“Because I am a Japanese American” by Kotaro Fujita

South High School, Grade 9
Thirty-Third District PTA

“This family photo of my parents, sister and my hand. My parents came from Japan 30 years ago. I was born in the United States. I love both America and Japan. I want to be a bridge between the two countries.”

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VISUAL ARTS

“I Matter BC I Appreciate My Teachers” by Jeremy Rhee

Mountain Avenue Elementary School, Grade 6
First District PTA

“I have a lot of worries and thoughts like clouds but my life is grateful. I can’t meet friends or go to school, but I give my flower to all my teachers because they help me out at zoom, fill my needs at virtual classes.”

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