Pair Earn State Honors For Reflections Pieces

Gabrielle Dever

The Lakewood Council of PTAs Reflection Committee recently announced that two of its submissions for judging at the state level earned recognition for further artistic merit. In the literature category, junior Gabrielle Dever won an Award of Excellence, which qualifies her piece to move on to national level judging. Also in the literature category, junior Sam Stone earned an Award of Merit.

Statewide submissions were judged by category and age group – primary (grades preK-2), intermediate (3-5), middle (6-8) and high school (9-12). Out of thousands of submissions, only six students were recognized in each age level/category.

The Reflections program offers students from schools with active PTAs the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to submit works in seven arts areas: literature, dance choreography, film/video production, musical composition, photography, visual arts and special artist. All entries must follow a chosen theme, which this year was “Within Reach.”

Each school with a PTA can send up to 24 entries to the district level judging. Among works chosen for district-level recognition, the highest scoring 28 works as deemed by a panel of nine judges evaluating on artistic merit, creativity and interpretation of the theme, moved on to Columbus to compete with students’ work from around the state.

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Volume 14, Issue 8, Posted 3:27 PM, 04.17.2018