Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Together We Can...

Every year, the PTA sponsors a "Reflections" contest where kids of all ages can submit artistic entries relating to the theme. The categories are: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Literature, Photography, and Film Production. This year, the theme for the PTA Reflections contest was "Together We Can". Both Kaiya and Riley submitted entries---Kaiya in photography and Riley in Film Production. Last night was the awards ceremony for the school and they both got the Award of Excellence! Their entries will go on to the school district level competition.


I am so proud of them....I think they both did a great job! Of course it helped that they entered in categories that few people pick...This year there were 117 Visual Arts entries, 2 Music entries, 1 Film Production entry, 6 Photography entries and 1 Literature entry. Of course, being a statistician, I encourage them to enter categories where the odds are in their favor, but I think they would have won no matter how many entries there were :-)


Here are Kaiya's two photography entries. Both received the Award of Excellence:
Entry 1, entitled: "Together We Can Accomplish Anything"


Entry 2, entitled: "Together We Can Do Hard Stuff"


This is Riley's Film Production Entry. This is the third video he has done for Reflections contests and I think it is by far the best! He had to write, direct, shoot, and edit the film by himself!


Kaiya with her entries and awards



Riley with his entry and award


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13 comments:

Tracey's Life said...

WOW......talented kids. I love the messages too. You are raising some pretty awesome children. It is so nice to see that there are children in this world that have been taught to think beyond themselves. Nice work Mom and Dad!

Sparkling said...

You're kids seem to be really creative and awesome! The pics and the video are really great!

Emma said...

Well done Kaiya And Riley your projects are amazing,both very talented Children

cindyquiltsOR said...

Oh course they got awards! Good work kids!

Crazy Granny said...

I'm having total problems with swelling from pride. I'm going to look like that lady from Harry Potter
who floats away.

Tiare said...

They are so talented! Both the pictures and the video are amazing! Amazing! I showed them to my friends bragging about how they are my niece and nephew!

Anonymous said...

Riley and Kaiya are incredibly talented and creative. You must be so proud. You should take credit for the nurturing childhood they have had. Awesome!
-Francine from CT

Schauers Hours said...

Talented family. I have been meaning to tell you Rachelle, I FINALLY watched the Texaz Quint special and totally loved it. I thought TLC did such a good job and so did all of you, I was laughing the whole time, it was really great!

Marlene said...

I am so impressed! Riley is really quite talented in filming and editing! It is wonderful the way you encourage and support him. And Kaiya really has an eye for photography! The photo of the hands is so precious. Bet you will treasure that one for a long time! And the shot of the quints working together is great too! Thank you for sharing!

Lesia said...

your blog extraordinary and magic. for a minute it is possible to improve a mood on all days long. beautiful preparations to the holidays!

Three Little Brown Kids said...

Totally impressed. You are doing great work. And Riley seems to have a career in the works!

kessu said...

The video brought tears into my eyes! Great job!

Cathy Rappleye said...

Way to go Kaiya and Riley. I loved your video, Riley. How did you come up with that idea? And the photos are great too, Kaiya!