Thank you for supporting and encouraging your students to express themselves, take creative risks, and submit their work to the Reflections Art Program. This year, the theme was "I Am Hopeful Because . . ." and students creatively shared what makes them feel hopeful.

Students were celebrated with a classroom visit from Principal Grasso and Cadence Park PTSA President, Michelle Villanueva. Photos of the visits were sent in a separate email to each family. Of the eight entries we advanced to Irvine Unified Council, three received additional honors and two will be advancing further in the competition to the fourth district!

Award of Excellence Honors

Film Production, Middle School: Brian Kim, The Power of Hope
Irvine Unified Council Award of Excellence, Advanced to the Fourth District!

Literature, Middle School: Rebecca Moon, The Fig Tree

Music Composition, Intermediate: Avery Starbuck, Be Grateful

Music Composition, Primary: Quinn Bonner, Hope We're Friends
Irvine Unified Council Award of Excellence, Advanced to the Fourth District!

Photography, Intermediate: Reese McKinley, Under the Parasol

Visual Arts, Intermediate: Mason Mei, Natural Museum

Visual Arts, Middle School: Jason Lee, My friend, William
Irvine Unified Council Award of Merit

Visual Arts, Primary: Riana Sharma, Swinging Together

This program is designed to bolster confidence and interest in all areas of the arts and I really do hope your student enjoyed participating in the program this year. It takes so much for a student to take the time, put in the thought and effort to create a peice for this competition. Every student should be proud of their work and effort - congratulations to all!

Thank you for sharing what makes you feel hopeful!

Questions: If you have questions about the program or would like to volunteer for the committee, please email our Reflections Chair, Jessica Casillas at
More about the National PTA Program here: Reflections Arts Program | National PTA 
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Results from last year (2022)

Award of Excellence Honors

Film Production, Middle Division: Haemyung Kim, Beautiful America As I See It

Visual Arts, Primary Division: Tien-Hsin Liao, Sing Out Loud

Visual Arts, Intermediate Division: David Chun, Beauty of Earth

Visual Arts, Middle Division: Irene Qi, My Daily Life. Irvine Unified Council, Third Place!
Dance Choreography, Middle Division: Tiernan Casillas, Hula - "Ka Uluwehi o Ke Kai", Irvine Unified Council, Third Place!
Tiernan Casillas getting her award from Superintendent Terry Walker last year

Music Composition, Primary Division: Avery Starbuck, My Voice. Irvine Unified Council, First Place! Advanced to the Fourth District!

2022-2023 Reflections Celebration

Click here to watch the celebration video from last year!