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Abrakadoodle artist “WoWs” judges, captures 2nd place in statewide contest
Collin Smith a kindergartener and Abrakadoodle student received the Award of Excellence in the Visual Arts category (Primary level) for his entry entitled, “Trains are Going Fast!” at the 2009 Reflections Awards Ceremony held May 3, 2009. The theme for 2008-2009 was “WoW!” Collin, a Hagerstown, MD resident, used oil pastels on canvas to create his abstract art work. Collin was introduced to Abrakadoodle at age 4 and says that what he likes most is the different art materials he gets to use.
The contest garnered 622 pieces of art for the Maryland Reflections program this year, with a statewide total of 7,886 entries across all categories. “It is truly wonderful to see that our children and their parents make time in their busy lives for art, for creative expression. Thank you!” commented Lynne Pagan, Maryland PTA Reflections Chair in a written statement following the event.
The Reflections Program was started in 1969 by Mary Lou Anderson, who served as Colorado PTA President at the time. In its 39 year history, the program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create works of art.
According to written remarks by Maryland PTA President Debbie Ritchie, “All children deserve quality arts education programs, and we continue to advocate for this today. As budgets and programs are cut, now more than ever it is important for all parents to let their voice be heard. We must all continue to let our local school systems know how important a variety of arts programs are for our children.”
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