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Student Earns National Recognition in PTA Reflections Program

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Fourth grader Divya Dindial from Forest Road School was recently awarded the National PTA Award of Excellence in the National PTA Reflections Contest for her film, “Stories From Within.” She is one of 13 students to be honored nationwide in the film production category and one of only three New York State students to receive the Award of Excellence in the PTA Reflections contest this year.

The National PTA’s Reflections program challenges students in Pre-K through 12th grade to create original works of art connected to a specific theme. This year, students were encouraged to harness their creativity with the theme “Look Within.” Participants submitted their work in one or more of the following categories – dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. 

As a National PTA Award of Excellence recipient, Divya will receive a $200 Young Artist Scholarship, a silver medal and a certificate. Her film will also be recognized in the traveling art exhibits and online gallery on the National PTA website. 

Congratulations, Divya! To view her outstanding video, please visit