January 12th - Regional Juding for advancing entries
Click the button below to download the official participation rules, including rules for each of the six categories.
Jennifer McBride, Committee Chair
Ryann Jarrard, Judging Coordinator
Please contact any of the above committee members for any questions about the Reflections program or of you would like to volunteer to help.
What is reflections?
Started in 1969 by the Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson, Reflections has encouraged millions of students to express themselves by giving positive recognition for their artistic efforts. Students in preschool through grade 12 may create and submit works of art in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts.
SME PTA is proud to bring this program to Sugar Mill Elementary this year and we cannot wait to see what the students create!
2016-2017 SME Reflections Entries
Meet the 2016-2017 Judges
Ms. Katherine Epperson
Owner/Artistic Director of Adagio Performing Arts, Ballet dancer & teacher
Ms. Epperson has danced professionally in the U.S. and Europe and has trained with the Houston Ballet, ABT, Peridance, Steps on Broadway, Basel Switzerland. She has choreographed and judged high school dance teams in FBISD, KISD & LCISD - soloist & team categories. She is a member of various performing arts educational counsels , including the Royal Academy of Dance of London. Ms. Epperson was also a recipient of a 4 year Dance Olympus Grand Prix de Lausanne Scholarship.
Adagio Performing Arts
929 Eldridge Rd.
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Mr. Reed Startz
Art Teacher, Leamon Junior High, LCISD
Mr. Startz is a graduate of Texas A&M University and is married with four children. His goal as a teacher has been to inspire students to appreciate the creative process of practicing art and create life long learners who believe in achieving their individual dreams in life.
Ms. Meggie Monahan
Program Manager, WITS (Writers in the Schools)
Ms. Monahan joined the WITS community as a writer-in-residence in 2010. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston where she served as nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast. Her poems have appeared in Best New Poets, Mid-American Review, Third Coast, Sonora Review, and elsewhere. Meggie's work with the WITS Program Team includes supporting writers and interns, teaching at the Discovery Green Young Writers Workshop, and managing the WITS Digital program.
Writers in the Schools (WITS)
1523 Main Street
Houston, TX 77006
View Past Reflections Entries
Visit the 2015-2016 Reflections Gallery to see what was awarded at the state level of judging last year.