Alexandria Students are NoVa Reflections Heroes!

Alex Winners Competing in Va Contest 2018-19The judges have finished evaluating the entries, and the Northern Virginia District Reflections results are out.

Alexandria students have made a heroic showing, with 21 Alexandria entries earning awards at the NoVa District level, and 6 students advancing to the state contest!

More Reflections Facts:

  • Out of 13 ACPS schools that took part in Alexandria Reflections, 9 have NoVa winners!
  • The Alexandria schools with the most NoVa winners are Jefferson-Houston and T.C. Williams. Both have 4 NoVa winners. And TCW is the only ACPS school with 2 students competing in the Virginia state contest.
  • Alexandria’s youngest NoVa winner is Charlotte Dines (Dance), a kindergartner at MacArthur. The oldest is Claudia Pareja (Photography), a senior at TC Williams.
  • Saha Irwin of Jefferson-Houston has won District awards in TWO categories, Dance and Visual Arts; her Visual Arts entry has been advanced to the state!
  • For the first time ever, Alexandria has a student competing at the state level in the Special Artists division. Nathalie Garza, a 1st grader at Polk, entered in the Visual Arts category.
  • Judges at the City and the District level included, among others, a retired high school band director, the head of a college music department, a former Warner Brothers movie studio executive, the leader of a dance program, and several published authors.
  • The Alexandria Reflections Awards Program & Art Show Opening is Friday, March 22, at the Durant Arts Center. The reception begins at 6:30; the program begins at 7:00. All students who competed at the city level will be honored, not just those who won awards. It’s free and open to the public. Stay tuned for details!