For 50 years, the National PTA has promoted Reflections, its arts appreciation and recognition program. It is part of the PTA’s mission to ensure all children receive a quality education, including an arts education.
This year, students created their vision of “Heroes Around Me.” The East Cobb County Council (ECCC) received artwork from 27 schools. Over 300 entries were submitted from students K-12 in six categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The students were first recognized, judged and celebrated at their local school. Those who won at their school advanced to the council level, and in November, numerous judges (to whom we are extremely grateful!) volunteered their time to review the entries. They selected the finalists whose work was submitted to the Georgia State PTA to be judged to possibly move on to the national level.
On November 27, 2018, an awards ceremony and exhibition were held to honor the East Cobb students who were selected to advance to the state level. Students’ work was exhibited and students were invited to perform their work. It was a wonderful evening celebrating the creativity and hard work of our East Cobb students.
We hope to receive even more submissions next year. It’s never too early to have your students start planning. The PTA Reflections theme for 2019-2020 is “Look Within.”
Congratulations to our ECCC winners and good luck at the next stage of the competition!
Sarah Grace Simons
Chung Chit (Elvis) Yun
For more information about the Reflections Program, please visit: ecccpta.org/reflections.
This article was written by Aimee Pullet and Shannon Bonds, Co-Chairs, East Cobb County Council of PTAs Reflections Committee and originally appeared in the February issue of the EAST COBBER magazine, on pages 8-9. Click here to view the digital edition.