Lincoln Elementary School placed in five art categories this year in the annual PTA Reflections art contest district-wide. The 2013-14 Reflections program theme was “Believe, Dream, Inspire.”
Each year, students in grades kindergarten through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through film production, dance, choreography, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Lincoln Elementary hosted an art exhibition in its auditorium in November to celebrate all of the Lincoln artists who contributed to this year’s Reflections art program under the direction of first grade teacher Nicolas James and his committee of parents, Jessica Dillon, Darren Hill and Kris Maitlen. Together they transformed the Lincoln auditorium into an art gallery with the student council working as waiters serving apple cider drinks and appetizers to the parents and students who attended. Students performed their musical compositions as guests enjoyed the many visual arts and photography on display. The event was also the world premiere of Alexander James’ short film, “The Shot.” Of the 14 Lincoln students chosen to compete in the art contest, five placed.
Congratulations to Alexander James who earned second place film production, Christine Kim who won second place in visual arts, Serina Munoz who placed second in photography, Lyons Mathias placed third in musical composition and Lukas Newman’s literature placed first, which means he will be moving up to the state level competition.
The five who placed will be getting a special recognition at the GUSD school board meeting on Feb. 18.