Congratulations to the California 2016 Reflections Art Program Award of Excellence recipients in the Special Artist division.
“Trying to Fall Asleep: Let Your Imagination Fly!” by Peter Tran
- Grade: 10
- La Canada High School 7/8 Parent Teacher Association, Inc.
- First District PTA
- Read Peter Tran’s literature piece
I came up with this poem because I have autism, and trouble falling asleep is a common problem. My mom taught me how to use my imagination to get away from repetitive or racing thoughts, so I applied it to my challenge of falling asleep. The form of the rhyme is ABCB, with an internal rhyme in each third line. I hope this poem helps other kids who can’t sleep.
“Dance Choreography” by Karina Bengco
- Grade: 13
- San Ramon Valley High PTSA
- Thirty-Second District PTA
I believe I was born to be a wonderful and graceful dancer. It’s a good video, watch it you’ll love it.
“Pegasus” by Taylor Cox
- Grade: 7
- Dwyer Middle PTSA
- Fourth District PTA
I created this piece because Pegasus is imaginary, and he has wings. So what better than a flying horse. It’s imaginary, and it can fly.
“I want everyone to like me” by Matthew Bang
- Grade: 3
- Towers Elementary PTA
- Thirty-Third District PTA
I like to say “Hi” to everyone with a smile. I like talking to my friends. I like all of my friends. I do not know my friends and everyone who I meet has the same feelings as I am. I sometimes see not so nice people, not saying “Hi” and not so sweet friends making faces. I drew my friends and all of the people I meet. I imagine they all like me forever with a smile. That makes me very happy. I will smile first and say “Hi” to all my friends and all the people.
by Ethan Hunt
- Grade: 9
- Upland Highlanders High PTSA
- Fifth District PTA
I like the way superboy helps people. I would like to be able to fly and help the world and stop crime. I like playing piano to bring joy to the world.
“The Big Sky” by Ezekiel Dyer
- Grade: K
- Antelope Hills Elementary PTA
- Twenty-Third District PTA
I love to take pictures of the clouds, because you never know what you will see.