TCA Arshag Dickranian Students Win In Earth Day Poster Contest

Los Angeles, April 30, 2014 – After participating for the first time in the school’s history, in the Earth Day Poster Contest titled “Green Cities”, TCA Arshag Dickranian School 5th grade student Julianna Mkrtchyan and 9th grade student Ani Sarafian were announced as First Place Winners of the Elementary and High School Categories respectively. The winners of the contest were declared by Assembly Member Mr. Richard Bloom of California’s 50th Assembly District on Thursday, April 24.

Earth Day was founded in 1970 by former US Senator Garylord Nelson and is celebrated annually on April 22 around the world. The Earth Day Poster Contest took place in observance of Earth Day 2014 to encourage children of different ages to take care of planet earth and its environment. The contest was open to students ranging from 1st through 12th grade levels, attending a school located in the 50th Assembly District. Over 100 entries were submitted to participate in the contest by its deadline, on Friday April 4th. To enter the contest, students were asked to submit an 8 1/2″ by 11″ poster comprised of recycled paper, using various forms of media such as photos and drawings to illustrate an idea that reflects awareness of the importance of taking care of planet earth and its environment.

ADS fifth grade student Julianna Mkrtchyan’s poster illustrated planet earth’s beauty with the ocean, land and city life in harmony, whereas ninth grade student Ani Sarafian’s poster depicted a  multi-colored flower with a city painted in green at the flower’s carpel, reflecting the importance of “Going Green”. Mr. Richard Bloom was very impressed by the students’ interest and creativity in their artwork that they submitted.

Artwork of student Ani Sarafian depicthing a  multi-colored flower with a city painted in green at the flower's carpel, reflecting the importance of "Going Green"

Artwork of student Ani Sarafian depicthing a multi-colored flower with a city painted in green at the flower’s carpel, reflecting the importance of “Going Green”

The posters of the winners will be on display at Mr. Bloom’s District Office where constituents and other visitors will be able to see them.

Artwork of student Julianna Mkrtchyan illustrating planet earth's beauty with the ocean, land and city life in harmony

Artwork of student Julianna Mkrtchyan illustrating planet earth’s beauty with the ocean, land and city life in harmony

The School will soon receive an official congratulatory letter and the winners’ certificates, which will be granted to our winner students, Julianna Mkrtchyan and Ani Sarafian, during a special occasion and ceremony.

The TCA ADS administration and staff, students, parents and teachers are very proud of Julianna Mkrtchyan and Ani Sarafian and congratulate them for their achievement, encouraging them to pursue their artistic talent further and wishing them recognition even in the future.

Located at 1200 North Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, the TCA Arshag Dickranian Armenian School is a federally tax exempt, Pre-K to 12th grade private educational institution. For more information visit www.dickranianschool.org.

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