Students reflect on making a difference - January 23, 2008

Record Number: 3778
Displayed from: Jan 23, 2008 , until: Feb 03, 2008

The annual Fort Wayne Area PTA Council's Reflections and Citizenship Essay showcase will be from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Grand Hall of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. More than 80 entries from 14 schools will be highlighted, showing the talents of FWCS students. The Reflections competition is open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. This year's theme is "I Can Make a Difference." Students expressed themselves through literature, visual art, photography, dance choreography, film and video production, and musical composition. The best projects from each school will be displayed in the showcase before being sent to the state competition later this spring. School winners of the Citizenship Essay contest will also be on display. The Essay contest is open to students in fourth through 12th grades. This year's theme is "What Makes America the Beautiful." These essays also will be entered in the state competition. Last year, then-sophomore Kathryn Welch, representing Northrop High School, was the state winner. The event is free and open to the public.

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.