Ordean East Middle School 8th Grade Students Place 1st in State PTA Reflections Art Program!
Annika Saur placed 1st in state in the PTA Reflections Art Program in Visual Arts and Abigail Froehle placed 1st in Literature.
Both students' will have their pieces move on to compete at the National level with winners announced in May.
The annual PTA Reflections Art Program encourages students to express themselves through the arts.
This year's theme was "I Will Change the World By.."
Nearly 300,000 students from across the country, and in American schools overseas, participate annually in the National PTA’s Reflections program. The awards program spans six arts categories (Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music Composition, Photography, Literature, and Visual Arts) across four grade divisions and the Special Artist Division.
ABOUT REFLECTIONS: The Reflections program is the National PTA’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. National PTA believes every child deserves a quality arts education. Participation in arts programs like Reflections develops the whole-child, nurtures creativity and teamwork, and connects families and schools to one another and to their communities.