Seventeen Tyler ISD students were recently awarded with state honors by the Texas Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for their entries into the organization's Reflections arts program.

Through Reflections, students in preschool through 12th grades are encouraged to express themselves using the artistic mediums of dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography and/or visual arts.

The theme for this year's competition was The World Would Be a Better Place If ….

A recognition ceremony for Reflection participants took place on March 17 in the Robert E. Lee High School Fine Arts Center.

Tyler ISD students receiving state Reflections honors include:

n Fritz Hager (Robert E. Lee High School) — Music Composition Senior Level, Overall Award of Excellence

n Kade Fry (Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School) — Photography Intermediate Level, Award of Merit

n Luke Hyland (Rice Elementary School) — Literature Primary Level, Award of Merit

n Brandon Miles (Owens Elementary School) — Photography Primary Level, Award of Merit

n Ashlea Stuth (Owens) — Dance Choreography Intermediate Level, Award of Merit

n Jonathan Graham (Moore MST Magnet School) — Literature Middle/Junior Level, Honorable Mention

n Mackenzie Istook (Robert E. Lee) — Visual Arts Senior Level, Honorable Mention

n Amaya Watson (Birdwell Elementary School) — Musical Composition Primary Level, Honorable Mention

n Emily Berry (Moore MST) — Dance Choreography Middle/Junior Level, Participation

n Adriana Bueno-Rodriguez (Birdwell) — Literature Intermediate Level, Participation

n Alyssa Gonzales (Hubbard Middle School) — Visual Arts Middle/Junior Level, Participation

n Alyssa Graham (Robert E. Lee) — Photography Senior Level, Participation

n James Matthews (Dixie Elementary School) - Visual Arts Primary Level - Participation

n Eduardo Oliva (Bonner Elementary School) — Visual Arts Intermediate Level, Participation

n Zharia Ray (Robert E. Lee) — Visual Arts Special Artist Level - Participation

n Zoie Releford (Birdwell) — Music Composition Intermediate Level, Participation

n Jett Stanger (Owens) — Film Production Intermediate Level, Participation


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