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"I Will Change The World By..." was the theme for the 2021-22 Reflections Art Program, which has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. California State PTA and its members, families and kids are on the forefront of this amazing program, which increases community awareness of the importance of arts in education.

Each student writes a statement connecting the theme to their original art medium. During the 2020-21 school year, the pandemic brought new challenges to the facilitators and the students. The theme last year was "I Matter Because..." and the students really dug deep, thinking outside the box.  While sheltering at home, experiencing virtual classrooms, and having limited exposure, this theme ignited a creative fire in these kids. The middle and high school level students expressed and conveyed their angst and thought provoking statements through their talents. LBCPTA will be virtually celebrating all 90 students who advanced from their school to the council level.


Long Beach Council had 400 students from 20 schools participate.


Our Long Beach Community paper, Grunion Gazette, featured 3 of LBUSD students.

We are proud of our students!

Music Entries

Bradley Mae Farrier
Twain Elementary Grade Kindergarten
Title: We Be Good People

Samantha Cho

Longfellow Elementary Grade 3

Title: Together

Annalysse Sullivan

Brucham Elementary Grade 5

Title: Save the World Like You Mean It

Echo Koons 

Millikan High School Grade 9

Title: The Power of a Smile


Hudson Rose

Wilson High School Grade 12

Title: Marimba Concerto

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Samantha Ramos

Patrick Henry Elementary Grade 1

Title: Sammi’s Love Song


Chole Dang

Prisk Elementary Grade 4

Title: Helping Others


Ajala Sen

Hughes Middle School Grade 7

Title: “Parched Sky” Stand Tall and Make a Difference


Visud Chang 

Poly High School Grade 11

Title:  A Single Step

Film Entries

Liliana Rumion

Minnie Gant Elementary Grade 1

Title: Compliments

Pharaoh Apac Perez

Longfellow Elementary Grade 2

Title: Up

Brayden Adams

Naples Elementary Grade 4

Title: None

Izzy DelGaudio

Millikan High School Grade 12

Title: Imagine Their Audacity

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Arden Goodnoe

Naples Elementary Grade 2

Title: None


Noelle Salgado

Prisk Elementary Grade 3

Title: Go Green


Lily Meckes

Wilson High School Grade 11

Title: Change Through Animation

Dance Entries

Stella Ngo

Los Cerritos Elementary Grade 2

Title: We Are Family

Savannah Hanks Leahy

Fremont Elementary Grade 4

Title: Thankfulness

Maya Bella Brown

Prisk Elementary Grade 4

Title: Just Do You

Xene Sommers

Millikan High School Grade 11

Title: Youth Can Change the World

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Angelina Chavez

Naples Elementary Grade 2

Title: You’re Going to Hear Me Roar


Noah Bryman

Naples Elementary Grade 4

Title: Fly Away


Roxanna Woods

Stanford Middle School Grade 6

Title: Parking Lot

Special Artist

Wyatt Ford Waltemath

Prisk Elementary Grade 4

Special Artist Division

Title: Being Me

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Virtual Art Galleries by Art Steps


Photography and Visual Arts


Literature, Film, Dance and Music


Dance, Music and Film videos

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