NOVA District PTA Celebrates its 2018-2019 Honorees!

The NOVA District PTA held its signature event on May 5, 2019 – NOVA District PTA Annual Meeting and Awards Reception – at the Mount Vernon Country Club. The event was attended by PTA leaders, volunteers, school administrators, teachers, school support staff, students, business leaders, community leaders, and local and state elected officials. Attendees considered and acted on important NOVA District PTA business and then help celebrate the accomplishments of 2018-2019 honorees that work tirelessly to help accomplish the PTA mission – to ensure every child’s potential becomes reality.

Jim Accomando, President, National PTA and Donna Colombo, President, Virginia PTA, delivered remarks to thank members and leaders for their diligent efforts to support their students, teachers, schools, and communities as well as remind them to leverage the full power and resources of the oldest and largest child advocacy organization in the nation to support their efforts on the ground to accomplish the PTA mission – to ensure every child’s potential becomes reality.

Madison McBeth, a student, performed on piano during the event. She earned the 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections Program Music Composition Award of Merit.

PTA members also elected NOVA District PTA’s 2019-20 Nominating Committee:

  • Amanda Kelley, Alexandria City Council PTA President
  • Lynn Smith, Laurel Ridge ES PTA President
  • Eric Payne, Lake Braddock SS PTSA Secretary

Event attendees also had the opportunity to win amazing prizes below throughout the event and congratulations to all who won. NOVA District PTA expresses its gratitude to all of its partners and to those that donated towards its event.

  • Reston Limousine Gift certificate Wine Tour for Two – $78; two movie baskets – $40 each ($80 value);
  • 2941 Restaurant, Falls Church, Dining certificate for two – $150;
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate admission tickets (set of 4 tickets – $80, and a set of 2 tickets – $40).

NOVA District PTA 2018-2019 honorees are also officially recognized and entered into the Congressional Record of the First Session of the 116th Congress by Honorable Gerald Connolly of Virginia (see below).

Congratulations to all the Virginia students recognized at the national level in the 2018-2019 National PTA Reflections Program. Honorees will be celebrated during the 2019 National PTA Annual Convention and Expo in Columbus in June.

Below is the link to event photos as captured by one of NOVA District PTA’s partners – Lifetouch Photography.

Event Photos –

Thanks again to Lifetouch for providing its photography services. Honorees will receive an 8 x 10 photo mailed to their schools.