Panther Run Students Shine In National Art Contest

Panther Run’s National PTA Reflections winners (front row) Leone Rossi, Melodie Masset, Kaitlyn Small and Gabriella Small; and (back row) Principal Edilia De La Vega, Emma Agocs, Stella Rossi, William Agocs, Julia Harry, Zoey Narrain, Ava-Marie Narrain and Isabella Shull.

Five talented students from Panther Run Elementary School recently competed at the state level of the National PTA Reflections Art Contest. A total of 17 entries made it to the county level.

The PTA Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts, which boosts student confidence and success.

The National PTA Reflections Program welcomes students of all grades and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts. Students reflect on a theme and create original works of art in the areas of Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts.

Panther Run students who moved on from county level to state level include: Gabriella Small (fifth grade, intermediate music), Melodie Masset (first grade, primary music), Isabella Shull (fourth grade, intermediate dance), Stella Rossi (fifth grade, intermediate visual arts) and Leone Rossi (second grade, primary photography).

Small’s song was named top four in the state, while Melodie Masset’s song was named top five in the state. They will both be receiving an award of merit from the state and will be attending an awards ceremony in Orlando in May.

Panther Run students who made it to the county level are Kaitlyn Small (third grade, intermediate photography and dance), Julia Harry (third grade, intermediate visual arts), Emma Agocs (fifth grade, intermediate visual arts), Zoey Narrain (fourth grade, intermediate visual arts and dance), William Agocs (second grade, primary visual arts), Ava-Marie Narrain (fifth grade, intermediate dance), Gabriella Small (fifth grade, intermediate photography) and Melodie Masset (first grade, primary visual arts).