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Reflections 2020-21

CAPTA Reflection Results 2020-21!

This year over 25,000 students from across all of California participated in the Reflections program “I Matter Because......”.  From those students, 484 entries made their way to the California State PTA Reflections review. The reviewers selected 7 students who best interpreted this year’s theme 23 Award of Excellence (1st place) entries (representing the entire state of California at the National PTA), 90 Award of Merit (2nd place) entries  And 50 Convention Display (honorable mention) entries.

Heartiest Congratulations to Our Junior Wilcox Student FRANCIS WANG (Photography) who received a California State PTA Award of Merit.    Drum Roll Please !!!!!!!

Students will be mailed their (Award of Merit) medallion, along with their certificate and a Reflections program book in late-May. 

  • All of the Outstanding Interpretation, Award of Excellence, Award of Merit and Convention Display entries will be displayed in the Virtual Art Gallery at the Virtual Convention.
  • The awardees will be honored at the Virtual Convention (TBD since the logistics are still being determined)

The National PTA results will be posted on the website on May 1st.

2020-2021 PTA Reflections Winners!

Congratulations to ALL students who participated in the 

Reflections Art Program 2020-21 “I Matter Because ...”

Our sincere thanks to our judges Michael Goodson, Tracy Gries, Heather Morton, Robin Shaddle, Susan Diatte (Visual Arts); Nancy Chiang, Maureen Driggs (Music); Harrison Feain, Chloe Pounds, Nigel Gully (Literature)  for taking some time out and providing their expertise.

We would also like to extend our thanks to Ms. Diane Lash, Ms. Theresa Sullivan, and Ms. Lisa Schreiber for their tremendous help in promoting the program.

We had a total of 35 entries and according to us ALL participants are winners for expressing themselves and for showing enthusiasm for the arts.

The winning entries moving forward are:

Visual Arts 

  • Diane Kim - Grade 12 (1st place & Council Award of Merit)
  • Kyeongwon Lee - Grade 10 (2nd place & Council Honorable Mention)
  • Miriam Chen - Grade 11 (3rd place, Council Award of Excellence &  6th District Award of Excellence)


  • Palak Parikh - Grade 11 (1st place, Council Award of Excellence & 6th District Award of Merit)
  • Amitha Bhat - Grade 12 (2nd place & Council Award of Merit)
  • Serena Van Scherpe - Grade 10 (3rd place) 

Music Composition

  • Margaret Mei - Grade 9 (1st place, Council Award of Excellence & 6th District Award of Merit)
  • Ryota Sato - Grade 10 (2nd place & Council Honorable Mention)
  • Romin Desai - Grade 10 (3rd & Council Award of Merit)


  • Francis Wang - Grade 11 (1st place, Council Award of Excellence, 6th District Award of Excellence & State Award of Merit )

Dance Choreography

  • Rina Machihara - Grade 10 (1st place, Council Award of Excellence & 6th District Award of Excellence)

Film Production

  • Shaili Bhambhani - Grade 12 (1st place, Council Award of Excellence & 6th District Award of Excellence)

** Advancing students please retain your artwork (or keep it easily accessible) in case District/State PTA requires the physical copies for display **

Reception Dates 
Council Level    
:  Monday, November 23, 2020 
District Level    :  Thursday, January 14, 2021
State Level        :  TBD (May 2021)
National Level  :  TBD

The Reflections Theme for 2021-2022  : “I Will Change the World By . . ."


Alka Gupta & Sheenam Puri

(Wilcox Reflections Chairs)

Reflections: Movie of All Entries
Film: Shaili Bhambhani - Grade 12 (1st & Council Award of Excellence)
Dance: Rina Machihara - Grade 10 (1 st & Council Award of Excellence)
Photography: Francis Wang - Grade 11 (1st & Council Award of Excellence)
Photography: Francis Wang - Grade 12 (1st)
Music: "Ripples" by Margaret Mei - Grade 9 (1st & Council Award of Excellence)
MUSIC: "New Adventure" by Ryota Sato - Grade 10 (2nd & Honorable Mention)
MUSIC: "The Romin Empire" by Romin Desai - Grade 10 (3rd & Award of Merit)
LITERATURE: Palak Parikh - Grade 11 (1st & Award of Excellence)
LITERATURE: Amitha Bhat - Grade 12 (2nd & Award of Merit)
LITERATURE: Serena Van Scherpe - Grade 10 (3rd) 
Visual Art: Diane Kim - Grade 12 (1st & Award of Merit)
Visual Art: Diane Kim - Grade 12 (1st & Award of Merit)
Visual Art: Kyeongwon Lee - Grade 10 (2nd & Honorable Mention)
Visual Art: Kyeongwon Lee - Grade 10 (2nd & Honorable Mention)
Visual Art: Miriam Chen - Grade 12 (3rd & Award of Excellence)
Visual Art: Miriam Chen - Grade 12 (3rd & Award of Excellence)
2020-2021 PTA National Reflections Program

Entry Deadline October 9th, 2020.

"I Matter Because"

That’s the theme for the 2020-2021 Reflections Art Program which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. And California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Reflections encourages students of all ages to:

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express themselves imaginatively in their artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for their original works of art.


All students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one or more of six areas.

All submissions this year will be ONLINE (Virtual Entry Form and Instructions are below) : 

  • Dance Choreography 
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film Production
  • Music Composition
  • Visual Arts


For any enquiries and questions, please contact : 

REFLECTIONS CHAIR(s) :  Alka Gupta / Sheenam Puri 

PHONE :  408-306-7605

EMAIL :  and/or