Six students advance to the national level of the PTA Reflections contest

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Six District 58 students will advance from the state to the national level of the PTA Reflections arts recognition and achievement program. They were among 27 entries that advanced to the national level.

Advanced to National Level

  • Sydney M. (5th grade, Highland) – Dance Choreography, “finding strength”
  • Zachary Y. (8th grade, Herrick) – Dance Choreography, “Friends”
  • Anneliese M. (Kindergarten, Pierce Downer) – Film Production, “Snow”
  • Mitchell O. (2nd grade Lester) – Literature, “Hope on a Boat”
  • Lissette A. (2nd grade, Henry Puffer) – Visual Arts, “Our Home,” which is pictured above
  • Sadie S. (7th grade, Herrick) – Visual Arts, “clear skies”

Additionally, congratulations to State Honorable Mention Lydia O. (Kindergarten, Lester) for her entry “A Little Hand Full of Hope. ”

The National PTA will review each student's work and announce national-level awards after May 1. Students whose projects advanced to the state level (announced in the Feb. 7 issue of Communicate 58) have been invited to the PTA’s state-wide Reflections celebration, on May 18 at Champaign High School in Champaign. 

The theme for the 2024-25 Reflections program is "Accepting Imperfection." Students are encouraged to look for inspiration over the summer and start thinking about their next entry, which will be due in late October 2024. Chairing the Downers Grove PTA Reflections committee are Johanna Lewandowski and Jacque Morgan.