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Arcola Student National PTA Reflections Winner


Ragnea Ganjoo, a fifth-grader at Arcola Elementary, won a bronze medal in the Literature category in the National PTA’s Reflections competition.


Rangea’s work was selected from more than 1,000 national entries. She is one of 35 students nationwide to receive an award in the Literature category. The award honors creative interpretations of the theme “Look Within” in the areas of special artist, dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts.


The Hunt District PTA announced Rangea’s award. Her piece will now be featured in the National PTA Reflections traveling exhibition.


The Hunt District PTA judged a total of 70 entries from 15 PTAs across Loudoun County in the Reflections program this year and had three entries advance from state-level to national-level judging, including Jillian Wallner from Trailside Middle School and Maylee Batucan from Belmont Station Elementary School.


“To say we are excited about the creative talent in our district, is an understatement,” said Kirsten Shabanowitz, director of the Hunt District PTA. “Our Loudoun County students put forth an excellent array of artistic pieces this year, in all categories, and we are so proud of the entries.”


More than 300,000 students in pre-K through grade 12 from across the country and in U.S. schools overseas created original works of art as part of the 2019-2020 Reflections program


For more information on Reflections and other PTA programs available to Loudoun County families, click here.