Lake Forest Park boy wins National PTA Reflections contest

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Calvin Nguyen and his Tiny Hero
Photo courtesy Shoreline PTA Council

On May 1, 2019 National PTA announced the winners for the national level Reflections Art Contest.

National PTA is awarding Lake Forest Park student Calvin Nguyen with the following:
  • Award of Excellence – which includes a monetary Young Artist Scholarship; Silver Medal; Certificate of Excellence; work featured in the traveling exhibition.
  • The honorees will be celebrated at the National PTA Convention and Expo in June 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.
  • The traveling exhibit for the 2018-2019 program “Heroes Around Me” winners will begin January 2020 in Washington, DC and end June 2020 in Louisville, KY. 
Seven Washington state winners listed HERE

Calvin is a second-grade student at Lake Forest Park Elementary. He won the top spot in the Literature category for K-2 students with his poem.

The theme for the entire competition was Heros Around Me.

My Tiny Hero’s Original Story by Calvin Nguyen

My tiny hero does not fly.
My tiny hero does not wear a cape.
My tiny hero does not have a disguised name.
My tiny hero does not fight crimes.
My tiny hero does not have enemies.
My tiny hero does not have super powers.

Almost six months ago, 
I met this tiny hero of mine through her kicks and punches.
She was in my mom’s belly.
Every night I read to her and kissed her goodnight.

A month ago, I finally met this tiny hero of mine.
She came into this world and became my sunshine.
Her smiles make me smile.
Her coos make me happy.

My tiny hero brings joy.
My tiny hero wears mittens.
My tiny hero has a real name.
My tiny hero battles germs.
My tiny hero has lots of doctors.
My tiny hero has a different heartbeat, 
                                                            Swoosh-oosh-oosh, not like your and mine.

My tiny hero will be strong in her surgery.
My tiny hero’s heart will heal.

I love my tiny hero.
It’s my baby sister!


For all you students preparing for next year’s Reflections program, the theme for 2019-2020 is: Look Within and your submissions will be due to your schools in the Fall.

Congratulations to Calvin!!



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