The National PTA Reflections program is the Parent Teacher Association's cornerstone arts program. It was developed in 1969 by Colorado's PTA President Mary Lou Anderson to encourage students to explore their talents and express themselves. Since then, the Reflections Program has inspired millions of students to reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Each year, students in Grades Pre-K through 12 are recognized for bringing the theme to life through dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. This year's theme was “I will change the world by…".
Out of approximately 315 students across the state who participated, five Savannah-Chatham County students were recognized this spring with Georgia PTA Reflections Awards.
Congratulations to the following students:
Kiley Singleton/Hesse K8 - 2nd place in Dance, 6th grade.
Brayden Ward/Hesse K8 - 3rd place in photography for 8th grade
Noa Conner/Charles Ellis Montessori Academy - 3rd place in 3D Visual Arts, Kinder
Charleigh Conner/Charles Ellis Montessori Academy - 2nd place in 3D Visual Arts, 3rd grade
Alexandra Mackowiak/STEM Academy at Bartlett Middle - 1st place and Division winner in Music, 6th grade .
There are over 800 PTAs in Georgia. Entries went through school and district-level competition before reaching state.