SCOTCH PLAINS FANWOOD, NJ – At the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Board of Education regular meeting on March 21 the Board recognized 7 winners of the PTA Reflections 2012-2013: “The Magic of a Moment”.

The Scotch Plains Fanwood Parent Teacher Association Reflections program was developed in 1969 to encourage students to explore their artistic talents and to express themselves. The students reflect on a specific theme and create original artwork. Students in grades pre K through 12 bring the theme to life through dance, choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts.

The 2012 – 2013 theme was The Magic of a Moment. The following students received an award of merit: Catherine Rodrigues, Ryan Agnello, Nathan Graham, Margaret Wang, Persis Baah, Jennifer Schug.

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Marc Brody, a senior at Scotch Plains Fanwood High School received the Award of Excellence First Place for his visual artwork entitled “Calm after the Storm”. His artwork will go on to compete in the National level.

Marci Bowman, PTA Council President, and Scotch Plains parent John Zogg led the effort. Jeanne Cleary, a member of the BOE, was instrumental in getting the Reflections program off the ground 40 years ago. Mr. Zogg said that the program “was in the school district 20 years ago. The program has been resurrected and is in its second year. Without the help of Dr. Hayes, each of the school principals, the PTA presidents, and the Reflections representatives within each of the schools, this program would not have happened.”

There were a total of 187 artworks submitted from schools in Union County, and 79 were from the Scotch Plains Fanwood school district. 51 artworks were selected from the 187 as county winners to be submitted to the state, and 22 of the 51 were from the Scotch Plains Fanwood school district.