CHS celebrates CHS artists in local Reflections contest

The Cherokee County School District hosted their 2020 Reflections Contest Awards ceremony virtually this year on Thursday evening.

The Reflections Contest is a national art contest held annually that begins with winners selected at the school level and progresses to county, state, and national awards. This program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.

It allows submissions in the areas of 2D and 3D visual arts, writing, music composition, dance, photography, film, and a special division dedicated to all arts.

Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life.

This year’s theme was “I’m special because…” and students could answer this statement however they best felt reflected the theme. The following students were selected from Cherokee High School to proceed to the county-level contest.

If a distinction is marked next to “Place” this means the student won at the county-level and will proceed to the state level.

GradeCategoryNamePlace
9PhotographySarah Grace Pfanstiel1st
9PhotographyCami Stewart2nd
9Music Comp.Makenzie Bird1st
10PhotographySophia Melbourne1st
11PhotographyVilma Pedro2nd
11PhotographyHannah Porch 3rd
12PhotographyJure Diaz-Ramirez1st
12PhotographyMeredith Rice2nd
Special ArtistVisual ArtsLuis Alejandre
Special ArtistVisual ArtsMatthew Bek
Special ArtistVisual ArtsDel Cannon
Special ArtistVisual ArtsAlexis Darden
Special ArtistVisual ArtsKai Fairfax
Special ArtistVisual ArtsJeremiah Foote
Special ArtistVisual ArtsJacob Garrity
Special ArtistVisual ArtsCaleb Guy
Special ArtistVisual ArtsLexi Irwin
Special ArtistVisual ArtsMaria Jemenez Cruz
Special ArtistVisual ArtsEli Jones
Special ArtistVisual ArtsJake Martz
Special ArtistVisual ArtsIsabelle Mather
Special ArtistVisual ArtsIsabelle Mather
Special ArtistVisual ArtsJenna Pierce
Special ArtistVisual ArtsTalia Ray
Special ArtistVisual ArtsJennifer Tercero Raymundo
Special ArtistVisual ArtsRagon Reed
Special ArtistVisual ArtsSach Romage
Special ArtistVisual ArtsObler Velasquez
Special ArtistVisual ArtsRaymond West
Special ArtistVisual ArtsBrody Wright
Special ArtistVisual ArtsAnsley Bailey
The winners at the school and county-level.

Featured work from Special Artist division

The special artist division allows work from any category. View the slideshow to see the works featured in this year’s online award ceremony.

Makenzie Bird wins 1st place in music!

Makenzie Bird took first place in the 9th place category for her music performance in which she played both the ukulele and the piano while singing. Her original composition will continue on to the state level!

Featured photos from photography winners

Several students with photography submissions will proceed to the state level. Their submissions featured in the ceremony are below.

We are very proud of the work from our CHS family. State-level winners will be chosen around late-spring, and from then the winners progress to the national ring. Continue expressing yourself and showing the world why each person is special.

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