Two Westport students recently won national awards in the National PTA's National Reflections program.
Tia Pogue, a seventh-grader at Bedford Middle Shool, won an Award of Excellence for her film production titled "Monotony." She won a prize of $200, as well as recognition in the National PTA Reflections online gallery, according to a news release from the Westport PTA Council.
Melanie Mignucci, Staples High School senior, won the highest award, Outstanding Interpretation Award, for a literature piece titled "Es La Lluvia Que Le Molesta." She was given an expense-paid trip for her and an adult to the National PTA Convention in San Jose, Calif., $800 and an additional $200 to go to the Staples PTA. She will also be recognized in the annual PTA reflections online gallery, the release states.
Reflections is an annual arts program that gives awards to student artists in the categories of literature, visual arts, photography, dance choreography, film/video and musical composition. This year's theme was "Diversity means ...," the release states.
Works were judged at local, state and national levels. Local and state entries winning first prizes were entered into the next level. High school entries were judged separately from middle school entries.