Students Excel in Art, Literature

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Byline: Freida N. Gad

A good art program reflects well on a school. From the exemplary program at Marion Jordan School come three students selected as regional winners in the Parent Teacher Association Reflections program. Their work will now be judged in the state competition.

Fourth-grader Kelsey Olsberg's entry, "Wouldn't It Be Great If...I Could Sleep One More Hour," won in the Literature category. First-grader Tori Sarantaids and fourth-grader Michael Noble were winners in the Photography category. Tori won for her entry, "Wouldn't It Be Great If...My Dog Was on the Chicago Bulls" and Michael won for "Wouldn't It Be Great If...We Could Fly."

Northwest Suburban Council PTA District 37 includes schools in Palatine Township Elementary District 15, Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 and Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54. Of the 925 students who entered the competition at the school level, 240 projects advanced to the council level. The three Marion Jordan students were among 18 winners chosen there.

The state level of judging should be completed in the next three weeks. Good luck to all the students. Congratulations also to past student Laura Dilly, who is in eighth grade at Sundling Junior High School.

Marion Jordan entries, along with all other council winners, will be on display for public viewing at a Reflections Showcase from 1 to 4 p.m. March 7 at Plum Grove Junior High School, 2600 Plum Grove Road, Rolling Meadows.

All PTA District 37 winners will be honored at the Reflections Reception at 7 p.m. April 13 at Carl Sandburg Junior High School, 2600 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows.

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