Dana Hills High School PTSA

Congratulations to CUCPTSA Reflections Winners!

Congratulations to DHHS 2016-17 Reflections Winners!

Our Dana Hills artists made the strong showing n this year’s National Reflections Art Contest.  We had 40 entries in 5 categories.  Judges selected Award of Excellence winners in each category and also named 7 Merit Award Winners and 11 Honorable Mention Winners (listed in earlier post).

The DHHS Awards of Excellence winners (first place at school level) were:

  • Kelsey Ash – Dance
  • Natalie Craig – Literature
  • Madison Vance – Music
  • Rebeca Cadena – Photo
  • Christopher French – Visual Art

Three of our five students advancing to the CUSD District competition won awards there. Congratulations to Maddy Vance (Music) and Kelsey Ash (Dance) for winning Awards of Excellence (first place) in their categories. Rebecca Cadena (Photography) received the Award of Merit at the Capistrano Unified Council PTSA Reflections Art Gala.

Both Maddy Vance and Kelsey Ash advanced to the 4th District Level Competition, and both were recognized.   Kelsey Ash advanced to represent Dance Choreography at the California State competition!



Reflections 2017 CUCPTSA Winners

Maddy Vance and Kelsey Ash

The DHHS PTSA would like to extend a huge “thank you” to all the people and organizations that supported this year’s success including 10 judges and Reflections Committee members:  Robin Mullin, Annemarie Hall, Regina Hilburn and Carmen Stanton. A special thanks to Media Arts teacher, Krista Snow, for support with mounting, ArtWalk show and awards event.

The new theme for 2017-18 has been announced.  It is “Within Reach” and we hope students will get started this summer on putting together their original expression to tell their own story.   We are looking forward to seeing the entries form our extraordinary DHHS artists next fall.  The submission deadline is Monday, October 9, 2017.

For information on the contest, including rules and forms, see rules section of this website or http://capta.org/programs-events/reflections/   You may view 2016 State Level winners there also at http://capta.org/programs-events/reflections/award-of-excellence-recipients/

Feel free to contact our Reflections Co-Chairs with any questions:

Robin Mullin   robinmullin918@gmail.com    808-936-7070

Andrea Lex   andrea.lex2925@gmail.com