Highest Honor in National Reflections Contest

Highest Honor in National Reflections Contest Photo
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Congratulations to Rachel Doyle of Syosset High School, who is a National PTA Outstanding Interpretation Award winner in the PTA Reflections contest “What’s Your Story?”
Rachel’s Reflections photo entry titled “Out Of The Darkness” has earned her the highest honor that a student can receive at the national level, as one of only seven winners in the country recognized in a Reflections category. She will receive a gold medal and certificate, an $800 Young Artist Scholarship, $200 for the high school PTSA, and recognition in the traveling art exhibits and online gallery. Rachel will also receive an expense paid trip for her and one adult to showcase her winning entry at the National PTA Awards and Reflections Celebration at the National PTA Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada in June.
“On behalf of New York State PTA, we are overjoyed by this magnificent achievement,” said NYS PTA President Gracemarie Rozea in a letter sent to Rachel.
Hundreds of thousands of students earned recognition for their participation and talent in the 2017 PTA Reflections contest. This year, Rachel is the only New York artist honored with the Outstanding Interpretation award, with five students from the state earning Awards of Merit in Dance Choreography, Literature, Music Composition (2) and Visual Arts. Reflections also recognizes students in Film Production and Special Artists categories.         
Syosset High School Principal Dr. Giovanni Durante is seen here congratulating Rachel along with her teacher Chrysoula Highland. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tom Rogers joins Dr. Durante in congratulating her in a second photo.