Now Accepting Nominations

FMHS PTSA is accepting nominations for the Texas PTA Life Member Award and Texas PTA Extended Service Award. These are prestigious honors to bestow on a deserving individual.

You can make your nominations at

Who would you like to nominate for these very special awards? A favorite teacher or administrator? A coach, scout leader, or youth mentor?

You may make as many nominations as you like. Please fill out a new form for each nomination.

Since 1909, the Texas PTA has made available the Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership as one of the highest honors presented to individuals for outstanding service to children and youth. The recipient does not have to be a PTA member nor must the service for which the honor has been bestowed be connected with the PTA. The only requirement for receiving a Texas PTA Honorary Life Membership is that the recipient is making or has made a worthwhile contribution to the well-being of children and youth.

In 1987, the Texas PTA Board of Directors developed the criteria for awarding a Texas PTA Extended Service Award to those people who have continued to give outstanding service to Texas PTA. The recipient must have been actively involved in the Texas PTA for 10 years and be a Texas PTA Honorary Life Member.

Nominations will be reviewed by a committee and winners will be announced in February.

PTA Reflections – District Level

Congratulations to FMHS students Anika Saiprabhu and Zara Lahlou whose entries in the PTA Reflections program have advanced to the state level of judging!

Anika received Awards of Excellence at the district level for two entries: “Can You Hear Me?” in Film Production, and “Introspection” in Music Composition.

Zara received an Award of Excellence for her entry “For the Ones Who Matter” in Literature.

All entries that received an Award of Excellence at the district level advanced to state. 

Additionally, three FMHS students received Awards of Merit at the district level. They are:

Austin Davidson for “My Music Matters” in Photography
Vidhi Jadeja for “Barriers to Overcome” in Visual Arts
Riya Jadeja for “Unearthing the Layers Within” in Visual Arts

The works of art and the artists’ statements are reflections on the theme “I Matter Because…”. At the district level, every entry is judged by professionals in that category. They are judged solely on the merit of the artist’s work and are not compared to the other entries, then awarded Award of Excellence, Award of Merit, Honorable Mention or Participation based on artistic merit, creativity, mastery of the medium, and interpretation of the theme. All Award of Excellence entries advance to the state level for further judging. From there, the top entries advance to the national level.

Congratulations and good luck at state!