TCA Arshag Dickranian Students Win in Earth Day Poster Contest


LOS ANGELES — After participating, for the first time in the school’s history, in the Earth Day Poster Contest titled “Green Cities”, Tekeyan Cultural Association’s (TCA) Arshag Dickranian School’s  fifth-grade student Julianna Mkrtchyan and ninth-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 Richard Bloom of California’s 50th Assembly District on Thursday, April 24.

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. The Earth Day Poster Contest aimed to encourage children of different ages to take care of the planet 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. More than 100 entries were submitted to participate in the contest by its deadline. To enter the contest, students were asked to submit an 8 1/2” by 11” poster made 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.

Mkrtchyan’s poster illustrated planet earth’s beauty with the ocean, land and city life in harmony, whereas Sarafian’s poster depicted a multi-colored flower with a city painted in green on the flower. Bloom was impressed by the students’ interest and creativity in their artwork that they submitted.

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

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 congratulate the the two students for their achievement.