CV student wins Women’s History Month poster contest

on April 16, 2018

Central Valley student Bisma Malik, winner of the 2018 Women's History Month Poster Contest sponsored by Assemblyman James Skoufis, celebrates with her class.Congrats to CV student Bisma Malik, winner of the 6th Annual Women’s History Month Poster Contest sponsored by Assemblyman James Skoufis. Assemblyman Skoufis stopped by Central Valley to personally congratulate Bisma and her family. He was greeted by all of her classmates from Mrs. Dubner’s class.

Assemblyman Skoufis invited students in grades kindergarten – fifth grade throughout the 99th Assembly District to participate.  While many students participated in the contest, Bisma’s winning poster entitled,  “She believed she could, so she did,” was the big winner. Her artwork features five memorable women in history. When asked why she chose to feature these women, Bisma said, “These were important women in history. I wanted them to be in the poster because they had done significant things.” She added, “It feels awesome to win! I was so excited when I found out!”CV student Bisma Malik's poster depicting five women from history was the winner of Women's History Month poster contest.

“These students are our future,” said Skoufis. “It’s our job to inspire them, and this art contest is a great way for them to have fun while also learning. Students like Bisma and her classmates are going to go on to change the world and positively impact their communities.”

Central Valley art teacher, Ms. Jaffee, helped guide Bisma and was instrumental in bring this contest to the school.

“We are very proud of Bimsa. Not only is she extremely talented, but she is intelligent and compassionate. She always has a smile and wants to bring joy to those around her. She already makes a difference each and every day, and I am positive that she will only make our future, brighter,” said Michael Barone, assistant principal at Central Valley Elementary.

Skoufis announced the contest in January in conjunction with local school districts. Students were asked to create and share their artwork, featuring the lives of inspirational women throughout history. Bisma, who was presented with an Assembly citation, has her winning artwork featured on this year’s Women’s History Month activity booklet distributed by Assemblyman Skoufis. The artwork will also be displayed at Skoufis’ district office until next year’s contest.

“Women’s History Month is a time for us to not only celebrate the women of the past whose persistence broke down barriers, but it’s also a chance for us to encourage the next generation to continue the fight for equality, opportunity and respect for all,” said Skoufis.

Way to go, Bisma!

Central Valley and district administrators celebrate Bisma Malik's winning poster.

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