W-L represents at Reflections ceremony


Senior Cassie Block wins Outstanding Interpretation in the Film category for the county-wide Reflections Contest.

Every year, the county PTA holds a Reflections Contest with various themes that help inspire student creation. This year, the school had many student winners with four first place wins and one third place win. The Reflections Award Ceremony took place on January 18 at the Washington-Lee Auditorium and was open to all those who participated county-wide.

First place music composition winner, senior Maeve Cantwell was inspired by this year’s theme of “What’s Your Story?” to create her piece. “I tried to include music from cultures around the world, which was inspired by our culturally rich community,” Cantwell said. “I named the piece ‘Arlington’ because the whole world can find its story here.”

Winning art pieces look effortless, but senior Sierra Randolph believes that making a piece perfect is time-consuming yet worth it. “Artistically there will always be challenges,” Randolph said. “Finding the time to complete this piece has been the most difficult.”

Senior Foster Gray, the first place winner for photography, felt surprised by his win. “Our photo teacher required us to do it this year, but since it was my senior year, I wanted to do it anyways,” Gray said. “I wanted to test myself before graduation. It makes me really glad that someone found it good enough to win.”