Skip To Main Content

Logo Image

Logo Title

CCSD Student Artists Earn State, National PTA Reflections Honors

CCSD Student Artists Earn State, National PTA Reflections Honors

Cherokee County School District student artists earned statewide honors in the PTA Reflections fine arts contest, with one student earning a national prize!

The annual competition offers students in all grades and of all abilities the opportunity to create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts 2D and 3D.  Students can earn recognition at the school, district, state and national levels.  This past school year’s theme was “I am Hopeful Because ...”

School level winners advance to the district competition, with first-, second- and third-place awards presented.  The first- and second-place district winners advance to the state competition, and top winners then move on to the national contest.  

Eleven CCSD students earned first- or second-place in the state competition this spring.  Keirthen Titus, who as an E.T. Booth MS eighth-grader this past school year earned first place in Georgia for Music, advanced to nationals … and earned second place in the country for his entry, “Written”! 

Congratulations to all of CCSD’s State first- and second-place winners:

Jeremiah Foote, ACTIVE Academies, Grade 12 for Special Artist          
Allie Hornsby, Free Home ES, Grade 2 for “Where They Will Take Me” in Photography
Callie Leming, Indian Knoll ES, Grade 5 for “having hope in hard times” in Film
Afton Sheldon, Teasley MS, Grade 7 for “Imagine” in Dance
Natalie Silverman, Hickory Flat ES, Grade 2 for “I Can Do Anything” in Dance
Keirthen Titus, E.T. Booth MS, Grade 8 for "Written" in Music 

Eloise Benson, Liberty ES, Grade 4 for “Message in a Bottle” in 3D Art
Lawson Collins, Knox ES STEM Academy, Grade 2 for “Hope is Color in Darkness” in 3D Art
Alex Quarles, Freedom MS, Grade 6 for “Hope in Heroes” in Film
Dylan Saulinskas, Teasley MS, Grade 8 for “Light will overcome darkness” in Photography
Morgan Todd, Mill Creek MS, Grade 7 for “I Can Do This” in Dance

Cherokee County Council of PTA volunteers Hetal Pandya and Stephanie Quarles served as this year’s Reflection Chairs.