Two students from Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School advanced to the county-wide competition level for the National PTA's Reflections Art Program. Fifth-grader Alarycia C. and fourth-grader Aaron C. both submitted artwork in the visual arts category in a school-wide competition, which earned their pieces "Awards of Excellence" from the Barnard PTA. Their artwork again received "Awards of Excellence" from the San Diego Unified Council of PTAs and advanced to the Ninth District PTA competition, where they competed with artwork from throughout the county in December.
Reflections is the largest and oldest arts education program of its kind, and more than 300,000 pre-K through grade 12 students nationwide create original works of art each year in response to a student-selected theme. This year’s theme was “I Matter Because...,” and Barnard’s students produced an array of introspective, imaginative, and thoughtful pieces.
For information on Barnard Mandarin Magnet Elementary School or to find out about the District’s School Choice program, visit barnard.san diego unified.org.