George Mason fourth-grader Adelaide Flint has another honor to her name. She has been named a national winner in the Reflections Intermediate Photography category, with an Award of Merit (equal to a 3rd Place award) in the national contest! UPDATE: Click here for an interview with Addy.
Adelaide is one of ten Northern Virginia students to win national awards_this year, and is the only national winner from Alexandria.
After earning 1st Place wins in the contests at George Mason Elementary, the City of Alexandria, Northern Virginia, and the state of Virginia, her photograph advanced to the national competition, where it was judged against the top winners from the other states. At each level, only the 1st Place winner advances to the next competition.
Adelaide’s entry also won the Alexandria City PTA Council’s Best in Show award.
Her photograph will soon gain a nationwide audience. It will be included in a traveling exhibit, “Within Reach,” that will begin its tour in January 2019 at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., where she and other winners will be celebrated. The tour concludes in June 2019 in Columbus, Ohio, at the 2019 National PTA Convention and Expo.
And Congratulations, Addy! We couldn’t be prouder.