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Poem authored by second grade student earns national recognition

Noelle with her Washington State Reflections award; the national award will be presented June 24 in Las Vegas.
Noelle with her Washington State Reflections award; the national award will be presented June 24 in Las Vegas.
05/09/2017

The National PTA has announced that Noelle Kolbinger, second grade student at Jason Lee Elementary School, earned an Award of Excellence in the Primary Literature division at the National PTA Reflections Contest. Noelle’s winning poem is titled “This Is Me” .

In addition to being awarded a $200 scholarship and a silver medal, Noelle’s poem will be displayed at three locations: the U.S. Department of Education, a traveling Reflections art exhibit, the National PTA online gallery. Noelle will accept her award June 24 at the National PTA Convention in Las Vegas.

Founded in 1969, PTA Reflections engages nearly 300,000 students and their families across the nation in arts education activities each year….encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition. For more information about the program, visit PTA.org/Reflections. 

"This is Me"
by Noelle Kolbinger

This is me...
   daughter
   sister
   friend
like picture perfect.

This is me...
   crazy
   amazing
   great
like a song that connects with the world.

This is me...
   loving
   peaceful
   spiritual
like a flower that rests and grows.

This is me...
   beautiful
   smart
   creative
like an artist that makes paintings that speak to me.

This is me...
   handmade
   unique
   special
like something well cared for and given a home.

This is me...
   difference maker
   uncomon
   kind
like praying for people.

This is me...
   a light
   purposeful
   truth
like the sun making the world bright.

This is me...
   leader
   champion
   dangerous
like someone who cares for animals.

This is me...
   strong
   fierce
   brave
like the military who fights for our country.

This is me.