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K12 Reflections

The Reflections Program is a National PTA/WSPTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works within literature, music composition, photography, visual arts, film/video, More

The Reflections Program is a National PTA/WSPTA cultural arts competition. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for students to use their creative talents by expressing themselves through their own original works within literature, music composition, photography, visual arts, film/video, or choreography/dance.

During the 1980s I assisted with the Mount Baker School District's Reflections promotion. From 1990-1993 I coordinated the MT Baker Reflections program including publicity, forms, and the collection/display of materials for County-wide judging. 

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PTA logo Reflections program themes: I Have a More
Reflections program themes:
I Have a Dream   1983–1984
What Sparks My Imagination   1984–1985
From Liberty’s View   1985–1986
In Celebration: A Past to Remember, A Future to Mold               1986–1987
Wonders of the World   1987–1988
Proud Experiences   1988–1989
Where Does the Sky End?   1989–1990
If I Had a Wish   1990–1991
Exploring New Beginnings 1991–1992
Imagine That 1992–1993
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Support our ...

...sons and daughters that are deployed into war zones by not forgetting them.  I want to protect my son Jacob. He is on his 3rd deployment; currently in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. I want him home, whole, alive, and being with More

...sons and daughters that are deployed into war zones by not forgetting them. 

I want to protect my son Jacob. He is on his 3rd deployment; currently in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. I want him home, whole, alive, and being with his 4 children and wife. I support my son. He is a good man.

I also support peace. I want us to remember the soldiers that are currently fighting, that have been injured, or that have made the "ultimate sacrifice". Supporting our soldiers is not the equivalent to supporting the war. Also, remember that there are many Afghani, Iraqi, and Pakastani civilians and soldiers living, and dying, under circumstances we cannot comprehend.

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An embrace to protect my son... Finding the strength each day is More
Finding the strength each day is difficult with my son deployed in a war zone. What I want to do is protect him, and all our soldiers, to hold, embrace, comfort, and not let go.

This is part of a paper lamp shade I made from pulp created from blue jeans and other fibers.  Not shown is an inner shade with molded toy soldiers and 365 pricks to indicate the number of days deployed.
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Engineers- Allied Forces June 2009, allied forces in Afghanistan More
June 2009, allied forces in Afghanistan come together to rebuild a bridge.
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In Honor of Jonathan J Santos “In Honor of Jonathan J. Santos” More
“In Honor of Jonathan J. Santos”
September 23, 1982 – October 15, 2004


The motivation for this quilt derived from an effort to show support and love to someone very dear at Western- Doris Pangelian-Kent, coordinator of the Wellness Outreach Center and Lifestyle Advisor Programs. Doris has influenced many Western staff and students through her dedication, compassion, and proactive approach to issues that affect Western. This quilt also recognizes the enormous personal tragedy that has affected Doris, her family, and our community.

Doris’ son Jonathan Santos, a U.S. Army Corporal, was killed while on patrol by a suicide bomber near Karabilah, Iraq. Jonathan was a linguist with the 9th Psychological Operations Battalion, based at Fort Bragg, N.C.. Jonathan was an avid reader, loved to snowboard, and enjoyed video games and hanging with friends. He was also a mentor- a hero- to his younger brothers, 14-year-old Jared and 12-year-old Justin.

The center of the quilt features a photo of the brothers, from left to right: Jonathan, Jared, and Justin. This central feature honors the strong connection that Doris shares with her sons. The quilt was designed to allow participants to express their feelings with words and symbols that affirm peace, family, love, strength, faith, and comfort.
Doris has said that “…Jonathan stood for compassion, caring, and honesty,” and she wants Jonathan, and the many others that have/are suffering in this war, to always be remembered.
Thank you for taking a moment of your time to honor Jonathan.
The leading designers of this quilt are:
• Janna Cecka, Program Coordinator, Ethnic Student Center
• Tiffany Fergurgur, former Lifestyle Advisor, member Asian & Pacific Islander Student Union
• Benita Ikegwuoha, former Lifestyle Advisor, member African Caribbean Club

With the following staff, student, alumni, and other participants:
• Debbie Jackson, Office Assistant III, Viking Union Student Activities
• Kathy Louzao, Secretary Lead, Viking Union Student Activities
• Kevin Majkut, Director, Viking Union Student Activities
• Liz Partolan-Fray, Director International Programs & Exchanges
• Michael Vendiola, Coordinator/Advisor, Ethnic Student Center
• Sarah Rankin, Coordinator Victim Services, Prevention & Wellness Services
• Sonia Arevalo-Hayes, Director, Student Outreach Services
• Lucy Sherwood, former Prevention and Wellness Services employee
• Maggie Feeney, Grants Coordinator, Prevention and Wellness Services
• Cherity Smythe, Lifestyle Advisor, Wellness Outreach Center
• Christina Sakura, former Lifestyle Advisor
• Trey Avery, Bethany Dent, Erin Sullivan, Jacob Sanchez, Kari Henderson, Kate Miller, Rebecca Brummel, Anna Barker, Rachael Manz, and Doris Pangelian-Kent- Lifestyle Advisor Ally Building Network
• Ethnic Student Center staff and clubs; featuring the African Caribbean Club, Asian & Pacific Islander Student Union, and Black Student Union
• Lara Strouss
• Roselane Miller
• Rachel Lucy-Cecka, alumni- former Lifestyle Advisor
• Miko Robertson, Jennifer Given-Helms, Jen Thirsk, Allison Bryan, and Rachel Pigott; alumni- and former Lifestyle Advisors
• Norma & Joaquin Fegurgur
• [Our apology to any particpants that were not listed here.]
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Interconnected This is one of my designs More
This is one of my designs on the quilt- based on maternal
strengths - the letters D-J-J-J form a continuous loop (a binding, an umbilical cord, an interweaving of affection) to symbolize the never-ending bond Doris and her sons have.
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Creating the quilt Benita, Tiffany, and Janna finalize the More
Benita, Tiffany, and Janna finalize the layout.
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Bellingham Herald article Featured in May 2005 Bham Herald More
Featured in May 2005 Bham Herald
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Requires PDF reader.

Whatcom Weavers Guild

Newsletter editor for two years. Participant in guild Date book. Member. More

Newsletter editor for two years. Participant in guild Date book. Member.

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Blueberries Members of the WWG contributed their More
Members of the WWG contributed their skills and talent to create a date book, with monthly reflections on an aspect of living in the Pacific Northwest. My mother, Velma, and I designed and wove "blueberries" for the July pages. (All books sold out rapidly.)
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WWG Newsletter Oct. 2003 n/a n/a
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Whatcom Weavers Guild Home page to WWG More
Home page to WWG
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Whatcom Visualizes Peace