Brookside student wins National PTA award for literature

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Elinor Cummings, 5th grade Brookside Elementary
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Brookside 5th grade student Elinor Cummings recently received a prestigious honor from the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for her prose poem, "The Last Apple." Elinor's work was awarded a National PTA Reflections Award of Merit in the intermediate division for literature. You can read her award-winning poem HERE.

Elinor is one of only eight intermediate grade range students (grades 3-5) in the nation to earn a National Reflections Award in literature this year.

“We are incredibly proud of Elinor and her amazing achievement,” said Brookside Principal John Simard. “Our school has enjoyed so many of the artistic endeavors of Elinor and her family. This is a well-deserved honor.”

Each year, hundreds of thousands of original student works in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts are submitted to the PTA Reflections Program. This year's theme was "Within Reach."

All of the national award-winning works, including Elinor's, will be recognized at the National PTA Convention and Expo in New Orleans this summer and will be on display at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC. this winter. A complete list of the 2018 national award winners can be found HERE.


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