National PTA Reflections Award Given To Three Area Students In Fairfax County

Three students of the Fairfax County Public Schools were given awards in the art contest of the National PTA Reflections. On June 22, these awards were announced at the National PTA Convention and Expo in Columbus, Ohio. The contest was based on a theme named “Heroes Around Me” this year.

According to Burke Connection, “The students receiving awards were:

Anna Chung, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, who was one of only seven students nationwide to win Reflections’ top honor, the Award for Outstanding Interpretation of Theme. Chung won the award in the Literature category for her poem, “The Helper.”  Cecilia Griffith, a student at Cherry Run Elementary School won an Award of Merit in the Literature category for her poem, “Firefighters Save the Day.”

Benjamin Breaux, a student at Robinson Secondary School who was sponsored by the Fairfax County Special Education PTA, won a National Award of Excellence in the Special Artists Division for Literature for his entry, “I See the Heroes Around Me.”

As per Burke Connection, “Entries at every level of the National PTA contest—which draws more than 300,000 entries from around the nation—are evaluated by judges who are experts in the arts categories they are judging: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. In each category, entries are separated into the grade-level and Special Artist divisions, and are judged on three criteria: creativity, technique, and interpretation of the contest theme.”

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