Founded in 1969, the National PTA Reflections program engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year—encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition. Reflections encourages students of all ages and abilities to explore and be involved in the arts in an educational way. Through the program, National PTA, Texas PTA and local PTAs across the country urge students in preschool through grade 12 to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice— dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts — reflecting on a specific theme. There also is a special artist division option for students with disabilities to ensure that all students have the opportunity to participate in the program. Students are recognized each year for their artistic ingenuity to bring the theme to life in a way that is personal and meaningful.
The theme for this year is Heroes Around Me. Entry forms are available at https://www.txpta.org/
A hero is someone who can be looked up to for their actions. Bravery is usually the biggest trait of a hero. This
person has usually overcome huge obstacles to survive or to rescue others.
noun: hero; plural noun: heroes
1. a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
"a war hero"
People need heroes because heroes save or improve lives and because heroes are inspiring. ... Heroes elevate us emotionally; they heal our psychological ills; they build connections between people; they encourage us to transform ourselves for the better; and they call us to become heroes and help others.