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Parras School seventh grader wins national film award

By Jen

  by Rachel Reeves Hailey Johnston, 13, a seventh-grader at Parras Middle School has received an Award of Excellence from the National PTA for her one-minute, animated film, “I Matter Because I’m Me.”  Johnston was one of more than 300,000 students who participated in this year’s Reflections Program, which invites submissions in six areas — choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, and visual arts. The program aims to encourage creativity and expression around a theme selected by students. This…