Shawnee Mission student artists are in the spotlight.

Shawnee Mission student artists are in the spotlight.
Shawnee Mission School District

Recently, the Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA (SMAC PTA) held a virtual open house, recognizing students who submitted their work to the 2020-2021 PTA Reflections Program.

Students across the district submitted visual artwork, literature, photography, musical compositions, films, and choreography. Reflections Artwork can be viewed online on the SMAC PTA website.

This year, students were encouraged to interpret the theme “I Matter Because.” SMAC PTA received 67 entries from students at the elementary, middle, and high school level across the district.

Here is a look at Shawnee Mission students who have received an Award of Excellence and will compete in the Kansas state Reflections Program competition: 

Dance Choreography
“Speechless” by Claire Martin, Corinth Elementary
“#COVIDHAPPY” by Claire Langford, Indian Hills Middle School
“We Matter Because We’re Different” by Emma Radford, Shawnee Mission East

Film Production
“I Matter Because I Create” by Patrick Zueckert, Highlands Elementary
“Gen Z” by Aubrey Van Lerberg, Indian Hills Middle School

“I Matter Because” by Campbell Rigsby, Prairie Elementary
“We All Matter” by Brynn Weiss, Trailwood Elementary
“Ripples” by Katherine Hip, Trailwood Elementary
“Youth and the Universe” by Varshini Murugesh, Shawnee Mission Northwest

Music Composition
“I Believe” by Jiya Bhavsar, Briarwood Elementary
‘Faith, Love and Hope” by Mary Kathryn Mitchell, Christa McAuliffe Elementary
“Created” by Ishya Bhavsar, Indian Hills Middle School
“To Show Kindness” by Andrew Schnake, Shawnee Mission West

“Vote” by Darius Bean, Christa McAuliffe Elementary
“Under the Surface” by Ava Carroll, Indian Hills Middle School
“City Hall Occupation” by Olivia Pixton, Shawnee Mission Northwest

Visual Arts
“Nixon’s Future Is Bright” by Nixon Katzenmeier, Trailwood Elementary
“God Made Me” by Simone Workcuff, Brookwood Elementary
“I Matter Because I Have A Voice” by Paige Bean, Indian Hills Middle School
“Unmask Your Truth” by Destyni Meadows, Shawnee Mission Northwest

Shawnee Mission Area Council (SMAC) is a council of 44 PTA units that serve the Shawnee Mission area in working for children and youth.