Welcome to the 2012 Penfield Central School District's Reflection Site!
We have entries from 3 schools in this year's program -
Penfield High School,Bay Trail Middle School and Harris Hill Elementary School

The theme was "The Magic of A Moment".
If you are here as a judge, please review the rules given below and the judging score card before viewing the student submissions.

The Artist's Statement appears below each entry.

General and Category Rules:


  • Local - school PTA/PTSA
    • For each PTA/PTSA in good standing, one winner per category & age level is advanced to GVPTA
    • All participants are recognized with a certificate presented by the Reflections chair(s), school principal and PTA/PTSA president
    • Other awards based on budget
  • Regional - Genesee Valley PTA
    • Winners announced at a January/February reception (Cancelled for 2013).  Thirty-three entries advanced to the NYS level.
    • Each entry receives a participation certificate
  • State - New York State PTA
    • Award of Excellence to the entry with the highest score for each arts category in each division. These entries will advance to the National PTA level.
    • Award of Merit to the next four entries with the highest scores for each arts category in each division.
    • New York State PTA Award recipients are announced after the Legislation/Education Conference in March.
    • New York State PTA recognizes and celebrates the state level award recipients during the Awards Session at the annual New York State PTA Convention in November. Hundreds of attendees from across the state get to enjoy the students’ artwork exhibited in the New York State PTA Reflections Art Gallery at Convention.
  • National PTA
    • Outstanding Interpretation Award - Presented to one student in each arts category and the Special Artist Division for best theme interpretation. Recipients receive $800, a gold medal, and an $200 award for their local PTA. Awardees are recognized at the National PTA Annual Convention and Exhibition in June and their artwork is displayed at an exhibit in the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.
    • Award of Excellence - Presented to the top three scores for each arts category in each Division. In 2012, PTA recognized 72 students with Awards of Excellence. Recipients received $200, a bronze medal, and were mentioned in the National PTA’s Awards Ceremony Program. They may be highlighted during an exhibit at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington.
    • Award of Merit - Presented to the next five highest scores for each arts category in each division. In 2012, PTA recognized 116 students with Awards of Merit. Recipients received a certificate.
    • The National PTA Award recipients are announced via news release and on www.pta.org at the end of May. State PTA Presidents and State PTA Reflections Specialists are notified via email. The National PTA Outstanding Interpretation Award recipients are honored at the National PTA Convention Awards session as well as during the Arts in Education Luncheon.
    • New York State PTA will contact the students who have received national recognition, except for the Outstanding Interpretation Award recipients. National PTA notifies Outstanding Interpretation Award recipients and coordinates their travel to the National PTA Convention where they are recognized.

PHS PTSA Reflections 2012

BT PTA Reflections 2012