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PTA "Reflections" contest honors 10 local students

Lawton_Press Release_Ten Lawton students have been recognized for their creativity in "Oklahoma Reflections 2008," an art program sponsored by the Oklahoma Parent-Teacher Association.  The students were recently recognized during a ceremony at Westmoore High School.

"Reflections" is a national PTA program that gives students across the US an opportunity to create and receive recognition for works of art in six areas:  dance choreography, film/video production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts.  Students in  preschool through grade 12 submitted entries based on a specific theme.  The theme for the 2008 contest was, "I Can Make a Difference By..."

Students first submitted their entries to their school PTA or PTSA.  After these were judged locally, selected works were chosen to represent the PTA a the state level, where they received Awards of Excellence or Awards of Merit.  Entries were divided into primary (pre-kindergarten though second grade), intermediate (grades 3-5), middle/junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12).

Ten students from Lawton brought home 11 awards.  One teen, Lawton High student Caitlyn Swan, brought home two Awards of Merit in the photography division.  Chase Harris, a Whittier Elementary student, was awarded an Award of Excellence; the remaining students each received an Award of Merit for their entry.

"Reflections" winners were:

  • Danielle Lewis, Eisenhower Junior High, Literature award
  • Jasmine Grim, Geronimo Road Elementary, and Chloe Hall, Almor West Elementary, Visual Arts Award
  • Alize Walker, Pat Henry Elementary, Visual Arts Award
  • Chase Harris, Whittier Elementary, Film/Video Production Award
  • Mark Lowe, Whittier Elementary, and Garrett VanSelus, Brockland Elementary, Photography award
  • Paden Foust, Pioneer Park Elementary, and Stuart Miller, Almor West Elementary, Photography Award
  • Caitlyn Swan, Lawton High School, Photography Awards
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