This week, The Shawnee Mission School Board and District took time to formally recognize students honorees in this year’s PTA Reflections Program.
Before the Jan. 14 Board of Education meeting, students from across the district who have received Awards of Excellence were presented medals from Board President Brad Stratton and Superintendent Dr. Mike Fulton.
The Board of Education and meeting attendees applauded the students and were also able to see their artwork on display at the Center for Academic Achievement. After the recognition ceremony, students and their family members attended a reception held in honor of the artists.
This year, students were encouraged to interpret the theme “Heroes Around Me.” The SMAC PTA received 105 entries from across the district. They submitted visual artwork, literature, photography, musical compositions, films, and choreography.
Here are the Shawnee Mission honorees and competitors in the Kansas state Reflections Program competition:
“Magic Heroes” by Isadora Herbst, Ray Marsh Elementary
“Everyday Heroes” by Kira Wagner, Westridge Middle School
“Military Heroes” by Megan Formwalt, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
“Erik” by Hannah Achatz, Westwood View Elementary
“Leaves” by Caitlyn Pflumm, Ray Marsh Elementary
“Born To Be A Hero” by Josh Marvine, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
“Heroes Around Us” by Brecklyn Harrison, Trailwood Elementary
“Officer Heroes” by Isabel Wisdom, Belinder Elementary
“Hands” by Morgan Tate, Trailridge Middle School
“Drowning” by Alice Newell, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
“Imperfect” by Serafina Kessler, Westwood View Elementary
“Blues Boy” by Hudson O’Neill, Indian Hills Middle School
“Always Remembered” by Lakin Gambill, Shawnee Mission West High School
“Hometown Heroes” by Luke Woods, Diemer Elementary
“Growing the Future” by Elizabeth Barnes, Christa McAuliffe Elementary
“Heroes of America” by Teal Franklin, Trailridge Middle School
"Pixels” by Ava B. Chinnock, Shawnee Mission East High School
“Strong Women Can Be Heroes.” by Claire Poggie, Rushton Elementary
“Different” by Eden Wagner, Trailwood Elementary
“Be The Change” by Mariam Sufi, Briarwood Elementary School
“Riley, Austin and Ellie” by River Julianna Hennick, Shawnee Mission East High School