National PTA believes all children deserve a quality arts education and encourages students to pursue artistic expression through participation in its annual arts Reflections Program. The program offers students the opportunity to create works of art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: literature, musical composition, photography, dance choreography, film/video production and the visual arts (which includes art forms such as drawing, painting, print making, and collage). In its more than 30-year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art. The Reflections Program was started in 1969 by then Colorado PTA President Mary Lou Anderson.
Students participate in the Reflections Program by submitting entries to their local PTA or PTSA. Any PTA/PTSA in good standing is eligible to sponsor a Reflections Program.
The top entry in each category will be forwarded on to the Whittier-Pico Rivera Council PTA. Entries from all the schools from the Whittier Union High School District, the Whittier City School District, the East Whittier School District, the South Whittier School District and the El Rancho Unified School District will be judged. Those winners will then be sent to the Thirty-Third District PTA, California State PTA and National PTA. YEAH WHS Students!!