2014-2015 Reflections

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Reflections logo (small version)Westerville Student Wins National Reflections Award

Alcott Elementary School fifth grader Lily Wood earned a National Award of Merit in the PTA Reflections competition for the 2014-2015 school year. She will be honored at the National PTA Convention in Charlotte, NC on June 27 and recognized at the Westerville Parent Council meeting on May 13.

 Lily Wood, a National PTA Reflections winner, is pictured shaking hands with Westerville City Schools Board Vice President Rick Vilardo as board member Richard Bird looks on. Photo credit: Lynne Maslowski, Community Engagement Coordinator for WCS
Lily Wood, a National PTA Reflections winner, is pictured shaking hands with Westerville City Schools Board Vice President Rick Vilardo as board member Richard Bird looks on.
Photo credit: Lynne Maslowski, Community Engagement Coordinator for WCS

Wood received an Award of Merit in the Intermediate Literature Division for her entry entitled, “The World Would Be a Better Place if No One had to be Homeless.”

This past school year, nearly 300,000 students in more than 8,000 schools across the country and in U.S. schools overseas contributed their original works in Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts to be considered for PTA’s highest honor in the arts.  For each category, one Award of Outstanding Interpretation, three Awards of Excellence, and five Awards of Merit are bestowed at the national level.

National PTA’s Reflections program encourages students in pre-K through grade 12 to explore and be involved in the arts.

Thirteen students from Westerville City Schools won awards at the state level Reflections competition.

 Westerville State Level Reflections winners 2015

It’s not too early to start thinking about next year’s competition.

The theme for the 2015-2016 school year is “Let your imagination fly.” Students will reflect on the theme and create original works of art in the categories of dance choreography, film production, music composition, literature, photography and visual arts.

For more information visit the National PTA Reflections website.