Congratulations to Wonder Son

Okay, today I post as a proud mama. Remember my recent post about young son’s funny rant about editing another child’s work? Well, eight-year-old wonder son is being honored tonight at a Reflections award banquet to be held at the Performing Arts Center.

There were 783 Reflections entries from his school alone. Only a handful advanced to the district level where they competed against the countless entries from every school in our large district. Young son’s literature entry is one of only two from his school(k-6) advancing to the state level. Wahoo! Tonight we celebrate his efforts and the efforts of every other student who dared to step away from the video screen to explore their artistic potential.

On the humorous side; Apparently, a few eyebrows raised in the teacher’s lounge, when word of Es advancement spread through the school. The teachers know that I’m a writer. We owe a thanks to Es teacher for putting any questions to rest. After all, young son wrote this piece in class. So there!

For those of you not familiar with Reflections: The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition and achievement program for students. The Reflections Program provides opportunities for students to express themselves creatively and to receive positive recognition for original works of art inspired by a pre-selected theme, while increasing community awareness on the importance of the arts in education. Categories include literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, music composition.

Kudos to kiddos!

Quote for the Day:
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
—Pablo Picasso

2 Responses to “Congratulations to Wonder Son”

  1. carmenoliver

    No kidding, proud Mama! Way to go, E!!! Kids are amazingly gifted and what a wonderful program to showcase their talents. I guess that’s why we love writing for kids so much, we recognize their potential and want to inspire their own passions for the arts.