2022-2023 Arts and Awards Information

 We are excited to announce the new themes for PTA Reflections and Citizenship and share materials for local leaders to generate interest in these wonderful programs in the coming school year!  Make sure your school has a volunteer chair to head things up and give our kids the opportunity to SHINE in writing and the arts.

  Click here for  a Local Leader’s Guide with key dates and deadlines.

Kansas PTA Awards Deadlines 2022-2023

Helpful Images and Pdf Posters to Use in your Arts and Awards Promotions

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Reflections English Poster

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2021-2022 Arts and Awards Winners!

2021-2022 Kansas PTA Reflections Award Recipients

Kansas PTA is proud to announce the following Reflections awards for work created to this year’s theme “I Will Change the World by….”  All Award of Excellence winners be judged at the National PTA level, with results available in early May.  Congratulations to our talented Kansas students and their families!

Dance Choreography – Award of Excellence

Intermediate division: “Lyrical Dance Routine” by Kelsha Trice, Rhein Benninghoven Elementary

Middle School division: Press Here to Start Change” by Harper Ward, Mill Creek Elementary

High School division: “Bring the Sunshine” by Emma Radford, Shawnee Mission East High School

Film Production – Award of Excellence

Intermediate division: “Getting Rid of Covid” by Patrick Zueckert, Highlands Elementary

Middle School division: “Bloom” by Ada Knechtel, Westridge Middle School

Special Artist division: “The Greatest World of Noah” by Noah Brown, Brookridge Elementary

Film Production – Award of Merit

Intermediate division: “Warmin’ Busters” by Dario Diaz, Starside Elementary

Literature – Award of Excellence

Primary division: “Every Little Bit Counts” by Caroline Shehan, Corinth Elementary

Intermediate division: “Beyond These Ocean Waves” by Ellie Tritsch, Mill Creek Elementary

Middle School division: “One Word” by Viola McCarthy, Lenexa Hills Elementary

High School division: “Writing the Stars” by Campbell Wood, Shawnee Mission East High School

Music Composition – Award of Excellence

Primary division: “I Love My Mom” by Desmond Zybko, Christa McAuliffe Elementary

Intermediate division: “Expression” by Jiya Bhavsar, Briarwood Elementary

Middle School division: “The Power of Music” by Olivia Gibbs, Westridge Middle School

High School division: “One Small Voice” by Sam Granade, Shawnee Mission South High School

Photography – Award of Excellence

Primary division: “Lift Me Up” by Enzo Akakpo-Ulloa, Mill Creek Elementary

Intermediate division: “Kid Cafe” by Olivia Martin, Prairie Elementary

Middle School division: “Planting a Mighty Oak” Darius Bean, Christa McAuliffe Elementary

High School division: “Written in the Stars” by Macy Crosser, Shawnee Mission East High School

Visual Art – Award of Excellence

Primary division: “Robot Mailman Scanner” by Thomas McGivern, Starside Elementary

Intermediate division: “Equality” by Emma Hobick, Westwood View Elementary

Middle School division: “Aluminate” by Carmen Carroll, Belinder Elementary

High School division: “Be a Better Person” by Noah Xiong, Shawnee Mission South High School

Visual Art – Award of Merit

Primary division: “Spread Kindness to Others” by Madeline McInerney, Brookwood Elementary

Intermediate division: “Untitled” by Gabriella Cox, Turner Elementary

Middle School division: “Recycle!” by Lillian Ladendorf, Turner Sixth Grade Academy

2021-2022 Kansas PTA Citizenship Award Recipients

 Kansas PTA is proud to announce the following Citizenship awards for poetry and essays created to this year’s theme:

“I Will Make the World a Better Place by…,” submitted by Elizabeth Barnes of Westridge Middle School.

All school winners will have the opportunity to submit ideas for next year’s Citizenship theme.

Congratulations to our talented Kansas writers and their families!

POEM – Award of Excellence ESSAY – Award of Excellence
Harper Weast
Tomahawk Elementary (5th Grade)
Harper Fieser
Westwood View Elementary (5th Grade)
Caroline Bowen
Westwood Elementary (6th Grade)
Aiden Smith
Pawnee Elementary (6th Grade)
Gracie Carson
Indian Hills Middle School (7th Grade)
Ash Farris
Indian Hills Middle School (7th Grade)
Hannah Clark
Indian Woods Middle School (8th Grade)
Nathan Mestel
Westridge Middle School (8th Grade)
Abby Dumont
Shawnee Mission South HS (9th Grade)
Lexie Johnson
Shawnee Mission South HS (9th Grade)
Morgan Tate
Shawnee Mission Northwest HS (11th Grade)
Bryce Bean
Shawnee Mission West HS (10th Grade)
Campbell Wood
Shawnee Mission East HS (12th Grade)
William Siegel
Shawnee Mission South HS (11th Grade)
Jack Shaw
Shawnee Mission South HS (12th Grade)

2020-21 Kansas PTA Reflections Award Recipients

Click Here to View the Gallery of Award Winning Entries

Click here to view a list of the 2020-2021 Reflections Winners

2020-2021 Citizenship Award Winners

Click here to view a list of the 2020-2021 Citizenship Winners

Future Teacher Scholarship

Each year college students in Kansas can apply for scholarships from Kansas PTA.  These scholarships are geared to students wanting to continue their careers as teachers in Kansas, and are encouraged to apply.  Students who have completed two years (must be of junior standing or obtain junior standing during the semesters the scholarship is received or a minimum of 60 hours) in any accredited two (2) or four (4) year college in Kansas are eligible to apply for the scholarship. (Please be sure to download all 3 forms below from the blue buttons)

Kansas PTA Scholarships Are Funded By Proceeds From:

Marjorie Holwick Award

KS PTA Lifetime Achievement Award

Personal Donations to Kansas PTA Scholarship Fund

Introduction
Application
Recommendation

Submit to: Kansas PTA Office

HONOR THAT SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OR EDUCATOR!

The Marjorie Holwick Wall of Fame is a special recognition program to honor educators, parents, students, and volunteers who have made special contributions in the lives of children.

For just $10 per nominee, each special person honored will have a certificate with their name on display on the Wall of Fame during our State Convention. They will also receive by mail a certificate, along with a letter from Kansas PTA announcing they were part of the Wall of Fame, listing who submitted their name, with the reasons why. They will also be listed in an article in our state newsletter further honoring them.

In 2002 the wall of fame was changed to the “Marjorie Holwick Wall of Fame”, to honor Marjorie who served as the Kansas PTA State Parliamentarian for 27 years, through 13 administrations. Members are encouraged to honor outstanding volunteers, outstanding students, as well as outstanding educators.

The proceeds from these nominations become contributions to the Kansas PTA Future Teacher Scholarship Fund and Teacher Graduate Study in Education Fund.

Please complete the nomination form and include those special qualities or reasons for nominating some special person to the Wall of Fame. Click to download the nomination form.

For more information on nominating someone to the Marjorie Holwick Kansas PTA Wall of Fame, contact our state office at 785-234-5782 or visit our website (www.kansas-pta.org).

Nomination Form

Deadline Mar 15
Submit to: Kansas PTA President Elect

The purpose of this award is to honor someone who has given exemplary service to the children and youth of Kansas. Any PTA member, unit, council or region may submit nominations. The nominee must be a member of a local PTA unit and that PTA must be a unit in “Good Standing”.    

Nomination Form

Deadline Mar 15
Submit to: Kansas PTA Vice President of Member Services

The purpose of this award is to honor someone who has made an outstanding contribution in the field of education that benefits children and youth. The term “educator” applies to teachers, principals, Para-Educators, administrators or superintendents. Any PTA member, unit, council or region may submit nominations. The nominee must be a member of a local PTA unit and if a teacher or principal, must be from a school that is affiliated with a PTA unit. The honoree will be asked to attend the Kansas PTA State Convention to receive this award. Accommodations will be provided for the winner if overnight travel is necessary.

Nomination Form

Deadline Mar 15
Submit to: Kansas PTA Vice President of Member Services

The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor an Outstanding Student from the state of Kansas. This award focuses on the accomplishments of the student and not necessarily on his/her service to PTA. Age is not a factor – any student Kindergarten through 12th grade may qualify. Any PTA member, unit, council or region may submit nominations. The nominee must attend a school that has a PTA unit. The honoree will be asked to attend the Kansas PTA State Convention to receive this award. Accommodations will be provided for the winner and a chaperone if overnight travel is necessary.

Nomination Form