Reflections” is a national PTA program that encourages participation in the arts.  This year’s theme was “Beauty Is…”  The Niagara Region PTA Reflections’ results have been released.  The Niagara Region PTA consists of 16 school districts (including Grand Island) and 37 units in Niagara, Orleans, and Northern Erie County. Congratulations to the following Kaegebein School students who received awards at the regional PTA competition level:


First place:


Primary:  Preschool-grade 2

Special Education -1st (State entry) – Gabran Kelly, grade 2


Visual Art

Primary:  Preschool-grade 2- 1st (State entry) – Holly Carfley, grade 2

Intermediate:  Grades 3-5- 1st (State entry) – Lauren Chadwick, grade 4

Special Education- 1st (State entry) – Elizabeth Smolkovich, grade 2



Primary:  Preschool-grade 2- 1st (State entry) – Caitlin Kleinschmidt, grade 2



Second Place:


Intermediate:  Grades 3-5- Gianna Horvath, grade 3


Film Production

Intermediate:  Grades 3-5- Jessica Faso, grade 4




Third Place:


Primary:  Preschool-grade 2- Thomas Shemik, grade 2


Visual Art

Intermediate:  Grades 3-5- Elyssa Carfley, grade 4

Special Education: Justin Schmadel





     The first place winners’ entries: (Gabran Kelly, Holly Carfley, Lauren Chadwick, Elizabeth Smolkovich, and Caitlin Kleinschmidt) will advance to the NY State PTA level competition.  The state level judging results will be known in mid-March.