National PTA and U.S. Department of Education to Honor Student Artists from Across the Country at Virtual Showcase
On Tuesday, Jan. 25, National PTA will host a virtual showcase to continue to celebrate students from across the country for their talents and creativity in the arts. The event will feature remarks from National PTA President Anna King and U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, as well as a selection of virtual student performances and a virtual exhibit of artwork created by the over 200 honorees of the 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections program, themed “I Matter Because…”
Each year, the National PTA Reflections program encourages students of all ages to create and submit original works of art in the medium of their choice—dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography or visual arts—that reflect on the annual theme. Submissions are reviewed by arts experts in the mediums, and students are recognized for their artistic technique and ingenuity in bringing the theme to life. For over 50 years, the National PTA Reflections program has provided opportunities for millions of students to access the arts and gain recognition, which boosts student confidence and success in and out of the classroom. Participating in the arts also helps students express their thoughts, feelings, ideas and emotions, which is especially important to support children’s well-being during this time in our country.
7 p.m. – 8 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022
National PTA’s YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/NationalPTA)
- National PTA President, Anna King
- U.S. Department of Education Secretary, Miguel Cardona
- 2020-2021 National PTA Reflections Student Honorees