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Alcott’s Lily Wood Earns National Award of Merit in PTA Reflections Competition

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Lily Wood, along with other State PTA Reflections winners, was recognized by the Westerville City Schools Board of Education on April 27.  She is pictured shaking hands with Vice President Rick Vilardo as Superintendent John Kellogg and Board Member Richard Bird look on. 



Just a few days after the Westerville City Schools Board of Education recognized 13 student artists for advancing to the State Level of the 2014-2015 PTA Reflections competition, it was announced that Alcott fifth grader Lily Wood earned accolades at the national contest.  Wood received an Award of Merit in the Intermediate Literature Division for her entry entitled, “The World Would Be a Better Place if No One had to be Homeless.”  She will be honored at the National PTA Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 27.   She will also be recognized locally at the Westerville Parent Council meeting on May 13.

This past school year, nearly 300,000 students in more than 8,000 schools across the country and in U.S. schools overseas contributed their original works in Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts to be considered for PTA’s highest honor in the arts.  For each category, one Award of Outstanding Interpretation, three Awards of Excellence, and five Awards of Merit are bestowed at the national level.