r By Amy van Dyk
SPANISH FORK – Joshua van Dyk, a special needs student at Sierra Bonita Elementary, has been named an Award of Excellence winner in Music Composition in the 2017-2018 Utah PTA Reflections Awards. Joshua’s song, “I Will Do It,” will move on with other Award of Excellence winners from Utah to compete at the national level.
Joshua competed in the Special Artist category, which is a category for any special needs students that want to enter the competition.The Utah PTA will hold an award ceremony in Murray, Utah, on April 20 where Joshua will receive his award.
Reflections is a national program offered by the PTA. Students in schools that have a PTA and are in preschool through grade 12 are invited to create and submit original works in the areas of dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography and visual arts. Students may participate in the national awards program through their school’s PTA.