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PTA Reflections Contest Winners Announced

Some very talented Moore Square students explored "Within Reach" for the 2017 PTA Art Reflections Contest. An esteemed panel of judges came to the school on Friday, November 3, 2017 to determine the school winners which were announced and all artwork entered in the contest was on exhibit for the Moore Square First Friday Events that afternoon. All twelve of the winning pieces were submitted to the Wake County PTA Reflections competition and two Moore Square students received top honors. Parker Grady won 1st Place in the 3D Visual Arts category and Claire Klish won 1st Place in Dance Choreography for her silks dancing piece. Their work will go on to the North Carolina PTA Reflections competition.

Thanks to all the students who contributed such thoughtful and amazing entries. Thanks to these über talented judges who took time out of their busy schedules to be a part of Reflections and determine the winners. The Moore Square PTA Reflections Chair Andrea Osborne would like to thank the many kind volunteers & staff who helped make the 2017 competition such a success: Naomi Ramirez, Crystal Richardson, Nicki Blackwell, Jennifer Grady, Dawn Comfort, Brandi Brown, Teresa Jones, Nona Hardy, Frank Kreacic, Jacqueline Jordan, Marla Mondora, Annette DiBona & Ernestine Scott.

Reflections Contest on Display


Overall winners:

1st Place: Lily Breiner "Within Reach" (Visual Arts)

2nd Place: Claire Klish "Lion Heart" (Dance Choreography)

3rd Place: Alicia Osborne "Purple With Pride/Nana" (Photography)

Catagory Winners:

1st Place: Lily Breiner "Within Reach"

2nd Place: Caroline Ratcliffe "Land Meets Sea"

Dance Choreography

1st Place: Claire Klish "Lion Heart" 

2nd Place: Lindsay Lopez "Amber Alert"

Music Composition

1st Place: Sam Bailey "Within Reach"


1st Place: Alicia Osborne "Purple With Pride/Nana"

2nd Place: Alicia Osborne "Flying With Wings"

Honorable Mention

Nicholas Richardson "Sky is the Limit" (Photography)

Parker Grady "World Within Reach" (Visual Arts)

River Blackwell "New Hope" (Photography)

Ana Luna Cesar "Shoot for the Moon" (Visual Arts)

Elizabeth Bass-Singletary Almost There (Photography)


Our thanks to all five judges who are professional artists themselves:

Ryan Fox, Artist & Art Instructor, Artspace

Kathy Hanrahan, WRAL Out & About Editor

Keith Norval, Artist & Art Instructor, Artspace

Stacey Shumake, Dancer, Dance Instructor/Educator

Diane Silcox Jarrett, Author, Freelance Writere & Teaching Artist


MANY, MANY Thanks to the Moore Square PTSA and to Andrea Osborne, PTSA Reflections Contest Chair for sponsoring this opportunity for Moore Square students to showcase their talents!