Reflections Contest

Fritsch Elementary “Reflects” on how COVID has Changed Lives
Posted on 02/08/2021
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The Carson City School District and Fritsch Elementary School recognized several grade-school-aged students (a winner from each grade) who competed in the “2021 Reflections Contest” to celebrate the schools 100th day of school as well as how students continue to triumph and endure through changes imposed by COVID-19.

With the 3rd-5th graders coming back to school full-time January 19, Principal Dan Brown and Vice Principal Gina Hoppe decided the contest would be a fun, reflective way to welcome back all students to school. The contest was designed for students to express their feelings and experiences about COVID through projects. The contest was open to all students k-5th in school and remote. The students could do paintings, drawings, models, timelines, poems, stories, research, slides, etc.

Students were required to think about the changes they have endured this school year and ponder what safety precautions they had to take at school and at home. They were also asked to consider how they keep themselves healthy, how the school has changed and what changes they made at home.

“With all that has gone on between last year and this year, it was fun to see what the students brought back and how they were able to describe their personal experiences,” Vice Principal Gina Hoppe said.

Reflection Winners, announced Friday, February 5, 2021, include the following.

First Place – Clara Papez, 6-years-old
Second Place – Charlotte Wilson-Gonzales, 5-years-old

First Grade
First Place – Romeo Torres, 6-years-old
Second Place – Mark Lobsinger, 6-years-old

Second Grade
First Place – Michell Mendez, 8-years-old
Second and Third Place (tie)– Sofia Pinto Garcia, 8-years-old, and Myah Brewster 8-years-old

Third Grade
First Place – Kiki Sulezich, 8-years-old
Second, Third and Fourth Place (tie)– Kiley McDaniel, 9-years-old, Tatum Manley, 9-years-old, and Mackenzie Gelbaum, 8-years-old

Fourth Grade
First Place – Carmen Mills, 9-years-old
Second and Third Place (tie) – Lucy Bauerle, 10-years-old, and Zach Ponzoch, 10-years-old

Fifth Grade
First Place – Chloe Herman, 10-years-old
Second Place – Emery Cooper, 11-years-old
Third Place (combined effort) – Logan Lobsinger, 10-years-old, Amelia Papez, 11-years-old, Izzy Eisenmesser, 10-years-old, and Natalia Armstrong, 11-years-old