Saturday March 4th, 2023
33rd District PTA Reflections Celebration.
Minnie Grant, Poly HS, Longfellow, Millikan HS, Prisk, Hughes, Rogers Middle were all represented!
Our K-12 students received 1st-3rd Place.
Congratulations to all 9 students!
Title: Strong Girl
Artist Statement: This dance shows my voice because it shows that girls are strong. Girls can sing and dance. I like dancing because it makes me feel good and like I'm flying. I can show my feelings and how strong I am through my movements.
Title: The Halo Energy Move
Artist Statement: I danced to the song "Halo" by Beyoncé. It shows my voice because I like to dance in front of my mommy and daddy and my classmates. Moving my body makes me feel excited, strong and brave.
Title: Shut Up and Dance
Artist Statement: I like dancing and I like this song. I am showing myself through dance.
Title: Our Voice
Artist Statement: This relates to the theme, Show Your Voice because we won't let anyone talk to us rudely. We won't take it. Me and my BFF Sanai have made a dance because our voice is in fact a dance and it shows.
Title: My Hip-hop Ondo
Artist Statement: This dance shows my voice because I am Japanese and American. Japanese folk dancing and American hip hop dancing are two good dancing styles that I combined to make a new dance.
Title: Jamboree Dance
Artist Statement: This describes my theme by using this dance to express myself in a art form.
Maya Bella Brown Torres
Title: My Runway
Artist Statement: There are many ways to show one’s voice. I like to show my voice through dance because I can express my feelings through movement. While dancing I can show emotions like sadness, happiness, madness and I can be dramatic without being judged. In this dance, I feel empowered and I feel I can show people that dance is my runway and I can do anything. I chose the song “Cover Girl” by RuPaul because he expresses himself through singing and dancing the way he chooses. My dance is fun
and full of sassiness just like me.
Minnie Gant Elementary
Title: Nothing Can Hurt Me
Artist Statement: I have worked on this dance for 5 months. This song and the moves are my favorites. I currently take 8 dance classes which are ballet, company, turns & leaps, jazz, theater, hip-hop, lyrical, and tap. I put all my joy in this dance. This dance makes me proud and I think the audience will see wow and gracefulness.
Title: Breaking the Silence
Artist Statement: I show my voice by dancing because it lets me show emotion without speaking. I love all forms of dance but I chose to do breakdancing because it challenges me physically and mentally.
Title: My Voice is My Expressions
Artist Statement: I have studied the ancient art of Khattak, and Indian form of dance for years. We express ourselves through our movements, our eyes, our beats, and more. A voice can be more than words and we can do more than just feel our emotions. We can show them.
Title: So Much More Than This
Artist Statement: What inspired the dance was that people are always on the internet and always judge themselves negatively. This dance relates to the theme because I believe that everybody is perfectly imperfect and no one should worry about that they aren't perfect.
Angelina Del Gaudio
Millikan High School
Title: Emotions Through Motion
Artist Statement: Sometimes I find myself tripping over sentences in a conversation when I try to express an emotion as simple as gratitude. When verbal communication scares you the same way as standing at the edge of a steep cliff, non-verbal communication through movement can become an alternate outlet for expression. When I dance, movement allows my voice to be amplified as loud as the music I am dancing to. In this piece, I feel as if I am screaming at the top of my lungs “I love you!” to the person who picked me up and saved me.
William W. Erickson
Title: The Propeller
Artist Statement: I show my voice through inventions and Lego. This is a story starring me and an astronaut.
Title: Pet Rescuer
Artist Statement: I show my voice when I talk to animals. I understand them and they understand me. I LOVE TO HELP THEM!!!
Title: Speaking Up!
Artist Statement: When I think of the theme show your voice I think of the women’s right movement. I did a video as part of the theme because suffragists have to speak up or there will be another unheard.
Los Cerritos Elementary
Artist Statement: My animation is called "Confidence". It relates to the theme because it shows that you shouldn't let people put you down no matter who you are.
Title: Dylan B
Artist Statement: I made an animation using sharpies and a camera. The colors show my voice because they are bright and colorful like me. The characters show how much I love video games like Find the Chipmunks.
Title: The Starting Note
Artist Statement: Sometimes it can be very hard to express yourself, whether it be because of peer pressure, or self doubt. No matter the reason, the encouragement of someone else may just be all it takes to show your voice.
Title: The Power of No
Artist Statement: The film demonstrates how "The Power of No" in empowerment self-defense is one of the best and strongest methods of protecting yourself and showing your boundaries. Showing your voice to anyone violating your boundaries and using the word "no" can get you out of situations you don't want to be in. The power of no guarantees that you have a better and Healthier life.
Austen Del Solar
Grade 5 Special Artist
Title: Silly Whisper
Artist Statement: I am non-speaking and use pictures to show my voice. This video is a silly whisper.
Artist Statement: I love fruit and pineapples are my favorite fruit. I created this song to make my Mommy laugh. I thought that my words and the way I said them would put a smile on my Mommy's face and it was worth it. My family loves this video and it makes them all smile and laugh. This song shows my voice because it's funny and a little bit bossy just like me.
Title: In the Town
Artist Statement: I played the keyboard to make this song. Sometimes I hear music in my head and I want other people to hear it. Making music makes me feel brave and proud.
Title: Being Friends
Artist Statement: I was inspired to make that song because I love to make new friends. I am showing my voice by encouraging friendship to other people.
Artist Statement: This song is made by improvisation, and it a little bit different every time I play it. It's part of my voice in music. My music improvisation is my voice.
Minnie Gant Elementary
Title: The Weekend
Artist Statement: The flow of Friday night to Sunday. How you feel when the weekend comes.
Artist Statement: I wish I was lucky so I can start and play.
Artist Statement: I made a song that goes with the theme because it shows me standing up to a bully and just pushing thru the tough times.
Title: The Kindness Oath
Artist Statement: My song is about kindness and standing up against bullying.
Title: Playing Black Keys
Artist Statement: I started playing the black keys, and I found out that they sound different from the white keys. I think the black keys sound more interesting. Normally, we play the white keys and don't play the black keys that often. This song shows my voice because I love playing the piano. The black keys show
my voice because I like trying new things.
Los Cerritos Elementary
Title: Party in My House
Artist Statement: I was inspired by Kidz Bop, Karmas World, and That Girl Lay Lay to write my own song. I love music, dancing, singing and performing.
Special Artist Grade 3
Title: White Key
Artist Statement: I relax my fingers to play the white keys. I feel happy. Sometimes I sing to show my voice.
Title: Voice to Find
Artist Statement: It may be challenging to find a way to express yourself and may take time to open up, but when you do, you find not just your voice but another piece of yourself. My song conveys the idea of understanding who you are and standing up for what you believe in. I play guitar and sing about the struggles and finding one's voice. You may feel alone, but know that you are not. Share your thoughts and ideas with others and you will find people like you and different from you, but most of all, you will find
yourself. When you have, know that you have earned all that you have gained from finding your voice.
Poly High School
Title: No Longer Out on My Own
Artist Statement: All along the streets of Los Angeles, the unhoused are invisible to the people walking by them who often stereotype them as outcasts or worse. "No Longer Out on My Own" combats these harmful stereotypes by sharing a formerly homeless woman's story lyrically, illustrating how her determined soul never gave up, finally finding a home after years alone and showing her voice and her story through music. This is one of several songs I have written about various unhoused individuals to amplify their voices so they can be heard.