CHMS student earns national Reflections award

Churchland Middle student earns national Reflections award
Posted on 05/24/2021
Churchland Middle student earns national Reflections award

Laila Jones, seventh-grade student at Churchland Middle School, came in second place in the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections competition in the middle school literature category. Jones wrote an entry based on the year’s theme, “I Matter Because…”

To compete at the national level, Jones won first place in the local, council, district and state competitions. Being placed as second in the nation, Jones received a $200 Young Artist Scholarship, a silver medal, certificate of excellence and her work with be featured in the National PTA’s traveling exhibition.

According to the National PTA, the Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life. Each year, more than 300,000 students in prekindergarten through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. Student winners from the local level have the opportunity to move up through their district, region, council and state PTA programs to the national level, and are judged based on interpretation, creativity and technique.

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