Student artwork, essays on display this weekend - January 06, 2009

Record Number: 4642
Displayed from: Jan 06, 2009 , until: Jan 11, 2009

The annual Fort Wayne Area PTA Council's Reflections and Citizenship Essay showcase will be from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, in the Grand Hall of the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne. More at least 80 entries from 19 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 "Wow!" 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 "Who do you think is the greatest American hero and why?" The theme was suggested last year by then Harris Elementary fourth-grader Colin Wiblin. The essays on display Sunday also will be entered in the state competition. 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.