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19 Cherokee students placed in Reflections contest
19 Cherokee students placed in Reflections contest

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Cherokee County students fared very well in the 2013-14 Reflections contest.

Nineteen students placed first, second or third at the state level in their respective categories, while seven more received honorable mentions.

Three students placed first and received entry into the national competition:

Madeline Gilmer, Etowah HS
Film production (10th grade)

Joseph McCann, River Ridge HS
Musical composition (12th)

Olivia Pettway, Cherokee HS
Photography (11th)

This year's Reflections theme was "Believe, Dream, Inspire." All of Cherokee County's winners will be recognized by Cherokee County Council of PTA President Dawn Stastny later this month.

The rest of the winners include:

First Place
* Madison Aucoin, Sequoyah HS, dance choreography (9th)
* Cindy Chen, River Ridge HS, literature (11th)
* Elizabeth Hale, Etowah HS, dance choreography (10th)
* Savannah Hunter, Sequoyah HS, Georgia Special Artists Visual Arts
* Grace Kicak, Macedonia ES, literature (3rd)

Second Place
* Mia Conklin, River Ridge HS, dance choreography (11th)
* Elizabeth Latimer, Dean Rusk MS, photography (8th)
* Cheryl Springer, Arnold Mill ES, musical composition (3rd)
* Kavya Suryadevara, Mountain Road ES, visual arts (6th)
* Caroline Trahant, River Ridge HS, photography (9th)
* Michael Vogel, Sequoyah HS, photography (10th)

Third Place
* Olivia Butcher, Sixes ES, dance choreography (1st)
* Jaclyn Gehrsitz, Sequoyah HS, literature (11th)
* Taylor Rhines, Indian Knoll ES, photography (4th)
* Heather Rodgers, Etowah HS, literature (10th)
* Sophie Weissel, Carmel ES, dance choreography (4th)