Student Artists Recognized in Annual Water Awareness Post Contest

DelaraBarahman-BayLaurel-Grade 4

(The following is from a press release from the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District)


Pictured left to right: Glen Peterson, Board President, Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Steve Scifres, Principal, Bay Laurel Elementary, Delara Barahman and her teacher, Ms. Kodama

Twelve local students have been recognized as finalists in Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (LVMWD)’s annual Water Awareness Poster Contest at a ceremony held during the District’s Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

The honored posters were selected from more than 2,500 entries created and submitted by elementary school students from schools within the LVMWD service area. Artworks were created using different types of media, including watercolors, pastels, markers and crayons—all centering on the importance of water in our daily lives.

Families, teachers and school officials joined the student finalists at the recognition ceremony. Each student was presented with a personalized Certificate of Recognition and t-shirt, featuring their artwork.

The Ann Dorgelo Water Awareness Award, a perpetual traveling trophy, was presented to the school of the top finalist. Named for a long-term LVMWD board member in recognition of her commitment to excellence in education, the trophy will be proudly displayed at Bay Laurel Elementary in Calabasas for the coming school year. The top finalist is Delara Barahman, a fourth grader in Ms. Kodama’s class. Her “Water is Life” poster reminds us that water is essential to all living things.

The 11 other finalists in this year’s contest are:


Students pictured: Sera Collis, Addison Abrar, Ryan Arnold, Riley Krane, Luna Altshuler, Chris Lee, Bailee Klein, Nichole Yamauchi Delara Barahman, Elisa Kim, Anya Ahuja, Not pictured: Julia MahoneyThe 11 other finalists in this year’s contest are:

  • Chris Lee, a 3rd grader in Mrs. Seideman’s class at Sumac Elementary in Agoura Hills.
  • Julia Mahoney, an 11th grader in Ms. Boyd’s AP environmental science class at Westlake High School in Westlake Village.
  • Ryan Arnold, a fourth grader in Mrs. Church’s class at Willow Elementary in Agoura Hills.
  • Elisa Kim, a fifth grader in Ms. Parker’s class at Willow Elementary.
  • Riley Krane, a fifth grader in Miss Gilani’s class at Bay Laurel Elementary.
  • Luna Altshuler, a kindergartener in Miss Hyman’s class at Round Meadow
    Elementary in Hidden Hills.
  • Anya Ahuja, a third grader in Ms. Tulbure’s class at Chaparral Elementary in Calabasas.

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