Hero’s Around Me, PTA Reflection has just ended


Shruti Patel

Students prepare their creative display for the hero’s around me PTA reflection

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter

Students close their eyes as they envision their hero, they lay out the materials, then they sketch and paint there drawings in hopes of winning nationals in the PTA Reflection Program.

The PTA prepare for their tenth annual reflection program in which students display their creativity based on the given theme.

“The PTA Reflections program is a fine arts program that challenges students to create art depicting a specific theme, the theme this year is Heroes Around Me,” PTSA Reflections Co-Coordinator, Megan Pound said.

This year’s theme is unique and allows students to display their imagination through art, dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

“The theme is open to interpretation which is what makes it so fun,” said Pound. “It provides the artist an opportunity for creative expression, and it provides the entire community a chance to shift their paradigm and see through the artists’ eyes.”

The PTA reflection is significant in that it welcomes all students with open arms and supports the Bowie student’s and the teams involved.

“With positive recognition as the focus of this program, rather than competition, students of all ages and abilities can experience the benefits of creative expression and help in finding their own voice in telling their unique story,” said Pound.  “The Bowie PTSA promotes Reflections to support the fine arts and media programs we already have on our campus and to give students an additional opportunity to showcase their creativity.”

The PTA Reflection Program is now over  and the process of choosing pieces to move on to the National PTA begans.

“Students submit[ed] entries in 6 general categories by October 24th for the local Bowie contest, then the judges will choose entries to send on to the Austin Area Reflections contest,” said Pound. “Those entries are then narrowed and passed on to the Texas PTA competition, and finally, the Texas PTA chooses entries to pass on to the National PTA.”

The talent encased within James Bowie High School students wows many and excites students who have the chance to display their creativity.

“Bowie has so many talented students and we just want to give them an opportunity to shine,” said Pound.