LEMS students find their favorite places

Sharon Emerling
LEMS teacher

***image1***What is your favorite place to be? Is it listening to waves crashing against the shore on a stormy afternoon at the ocean? Is it flying down a hill in unexplored terrain on a dirt bike? Is it simply walking with a good friend on a beautiful spring morning?

Everyone, it seems, has a favorite place.

On Jan. 17 to 19, Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School students showed family and friends their favorite places during the Reflections Cultural Arts Fair. The fair, sponsored by the Landstuhl Parent Teacher Student Association, is an annual celebration of the arts with hundreds of students participating.

Children submitted entries in any of the six artistic categories ? literature, musical composition, photography, visual arts, dance choreography and film/video production – and were judged in their own age groups. The rules required all entries to be original work created by the student; however, families often participated in the creative planning of the entry.

Prizes were awarded at the school level and LEMS’s top entries were sent to a regional competition.

Isabel Engelman, retired Department of Defense Dependents Schools administrator and Reflections judge, said, “The Cultural Arts Fair is a great educational connection because I get a chance to see what the children have learned and how they interpret that learning in expressing a certain theme.”
This year, German students helped with the fair while they served an internship at the school.