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Reflections Submission by Chloe M from Pine Lake Middle School

Issaquah School District Students Excel in State Reflections Contest

Posted by Elizabeth Egan on 31 March, 2021

 Congratulations to all of the Issaquah School District students who were recognized at the State level this school year for their Reflections art submissions. Three students received Outstanding Interpretation:

  • Aashika Vishwanath, Issaquah High School, Dance, I’m Who I Am and I’m Complete
  • Victoria Damianova, Beaver Lake Middle School, Film, People Matter in Their Own Ways
  • Chloe Manningsmith, Pine Lake Middle School, Photography, When the Shoe Fits

These students will represent the Washington State PTSA at the National level in their respective categories. Chloe's photograph is the leading image on this story. To see a recording of Aashika's dance and Victoria's film, please scroll to the bottom of this story.

Additional Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit were presented to a number of artists as well:

Award of Excellence:

  • Elani Rocker, Skyline High School, Literature, Why I Matter
  • Divisha Arora, Endeavour Elementary, Literature, I Matter Because
  • Rachael Kim, Skyline High School, Music, Am Elemental Fantasy
  • Aidan Kruper, Creekside Elementary, Photography, I Matter
  • Elena Abbasi, Issaquah Valley Elementary, Visual Arts, I Matter Because

Award of Merit:

  • Hishaam Makhdoomi, Apollo Elementary, Special Artist, Rays of Hope
  • Hannah Allison, Issaquah Valley Elementary, Music, My Feelings (I Matter)
  • Sally Rose Davis, Issaquah Middle School, Literature, The Result of Friendship

Congratulations to all! We are so proud of the amazing work you have created!


I’m Who I Am and I’m Complete by Aashika Vishwanath, IHS

People Matter in Their Own Ways by Victoria Damianova, BLMS