D58 Students advance to state in PTA Reflections Contest

Young girl with award and words saying Congratulations state PTA Reflections Winners

Twenty-two Downers Grove District 58 students will advance from the regional to the state level of the PTA Reflections arts recognition and achievement program.

Through Reflections, students in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to submit works of art in six areas: dance, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. The theme for the 2023-24 program is “I Am Hopeful Because!”

The Illinois PTA will review each student’s work of art and announce those entries advancing to the national level of PTA Reflections this spring. Congratulations to the following students: 

Belle Aire

  • Cora M., Music

El Sierra

  • Harper L. Dance
  • Florence B., Music, with the assistance of Riley M. and Haley M.

Henry Puffer

  • Lissette A., Visual Arts


  • Zachary Y., Dance
  • Asha G., Music
  • Leah A., Photography
  • Sadie S.,Visual Arts


  • Sydney M., Dance
  • Ava R., Visual Arts


  • Nora J., Film
  • Greta H., Literature


  • Mitchell O., Literature
  • George O., Music
  • Lydia O. Photography

Pierce Downer

  • Anneliese M., Film
  • Lucy R. Music
  • Conor M., Photography
  • Michael M. Photography


  • Clare H., Dance 
  • Elsie O., Dance
  • Sadie P., Literature

In addition, two other students whose projects under the Downers Grove Reflections Council were forwarded to the state for adjudication were Makayla C. with Delay-Lace PTA and Emily S. from Eisenhower Jr. High PTA, both in the Visual Arts category. Both schools are in Darien District 61.