20 students advance to State PTA Reflections competition


Harlingen City Council PTA recognized participants of this year’s Parent Teacher Association Reflections contest at an awards ceremony held on February 13 at HCISD’s Performing Arts Center. Twenty winners were chosen to advance to the state competition.

Based on the 2016-2017 “What’s your story?” theme, 93 students submitted their artwork sharing their stories through dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts.

“I am excited because it’s a great opportunity,” Reflections Chair Daisha Prevatte said. “It opens so many doors for students. They get showcased and I think it just builds up their confidence and helps them become stronger individuals. Last year we had a student actually go to nationals and we were so happy to hear that. I am hoping that a lot of them place again this year.”

Individuals who participate in the state PTA contest have the opportunity to advance to the national competition that will take place over the summer in Las Vegas.


The students advancing to state PTA Reflections are listed below:

Bonham Elementary

-Sofia Trevino, Primary Visual Arts

-Jayde West, Intermediate Visual Arts

-Andrew Shroyer, Intermediate Photography

Crockett Elementary

-Maranda Trevino, Special Artist Visual Arts

Milam Elementary

-Sharlie Portales, Intermediate Dance Choreography

-Daniella Hernandez, Special Artist Photography

-Argelio Alonso, Special Artist Film Production

Rodriguez Elementary

-Avery Janssen, Primary Literature

-Elayna Munoz, Primary Dance Choreography

Stuart Elementary

-Lola Tamez, Intermediate Film Production

Travis Elementary

-Saleen Belmontes, Primary Photography

Zavala Elementary

-Maya Moreno, Intermediate Literature

Vela Middle School

-Deztiny Mar, Middle School Visual Arts

-Valarie Martinez, Middle School Photography

-Jeremiah Cano, Middle School Literature

Harlingen High School

-Jacob Fraga, High School Photography

-Norman Torres, High School Literature

Harlingen High School South

-David Benitez, High School Film Production

-Sean Minton, High School Musical Composition

KEYS Academy

-Ezekiel Puente, High School Visual Arts

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