Hopewell Middle School student Morgan Alexa Go and Westwood High School student Yunoo Kim won the Texas PTA Outstanding Interpretation Award and the National PTA Reflections Award of Excellence, respectively.

This year marked the fiftieth year of the PTA Reflections contest themed “Heroes Around Me.”

Yunoo Kim, a tenth-grade student at Westwood High School was one of 14 students chosen to receive the National PTA Reflections Award of Excellence for her literature piece, “A Prideful Flower.”

The National Award of Excellence award is one of the highest achievements in the PTA Reflections contest. Over 200 entries were submitted from around the nation. Student entries submitted to the national level go through two rounds of review by esteemed arts professionals across the country and are judged on interpretation, creativity, and technique.

Yunoo received a $200 Young Artist Scholarship, a silver medal, a certificate of excellence and her work will be featured in the traveling exhibition.

The traveling exhibit for the 2018-2019 program year Heroes Around Me will begin on Jan. 13, 2020, at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC and will conclude June 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Morgan Alexa Go, an eighth-grade student at Hopewell Middle School has been chosen to receive the Texas PTA Outstanding Interpretation Award in the 2019 PTA Reflections program.

The Texas PTA Outstanding Interpretation Award is an exclusive award. From all the entries advancing to National PTA, Texas PTA selected one entry from each arts category and one special artist to receive this prestigious award. Only seven students from across the state receive this honor each year.

Morgan and her middle school film production were honored during the Back the Future brunch at the annual PTA LAUNCH training held at the Gaylord Texan Resort in July.