Wilson student wins National PTA Award of Excellence for photography
Wilson student wins National PTA Award of Excellence for photography
Posted on 05/06/2020
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Wilson Middle School student Makenna Morgan received the National PTA’s Award of Excellence in photography, one of the top awards in the association’s Reflections program.

Makenna’s photo, entitled “Intricate,” is of lightbulbs and reflects the competition’s “look within” theme. In describing her photo, Makenna said the lightbulbs serve as a metaphor for humanity’s impact on the world.

“If you look closely at these lightbulbs, you will see the filament, which is essentially the backbone of the bulb, much like the spine of a human,” she wrote. “It takes most of the resistance and heats up as it converts electrical energy to light energy. Light is one of the most significant inventions in history. When it was invented it changed the world for the better. We all have light within ourselves that we convert into energy when we help others. We are also intricately made just like the filament. Therefore, we should all look within ourselves to find the light that could change the world.”

Makenna is one of just 12 students from Texas to earn recognition in the National PTA Reflections competition. The National PTA will curate art from the competition and display it in January 2021 at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., and in June 2021 at the National PTA Convention & Expo in Grapevine, Texas.

Makenna's photo of lightbulbs