WEST ORANGE, NJ -- A West Orange High School student has won an Award of Merit from the national PTA arts in education program, "Reflections." This is the first year the high school participated in the program.

WOHS student Aira Patricia Dolfo received the award for her piece "Share a Coke in the Sky." (pictured)

"Only five students per grade division from across the country receive this award," said New Jersey State Reflections Chair Lee Sutton. "Aria competed with thousands of students, so for her to rank in the top ten is quite an accomplishment!" 

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Dolfo won for her age division during the local Reflections Arts and Awards show sponsored by the West Orange Council of PTAs and the West Orange Arts Council in December 2015. Dolfo went on to the State round of judging, winning an Award of Excellence qualifying her to move to the national round. As a winner she will receive the following:

  • A silver-plated Reflections medallion 
  • A certificate and letter signed by the National PTA president 
  • Recognition in the annual PTA Reflections online gallery 

For more information on the Reflections program and other New Jersey winners, you can visit their Facebook page here.