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5th grader wins Cultural Arts theme contest

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Collier Elementary School 5th grader Dafne Ybarra was quite surprised May 29th when Principal Velma Perez and Superintendent Rey Madrigal walked into her classroom and asked for her by name. She timidly walked to the front as Mr. Madrigal announced that Dafne’s entry in the Cultural Arts “Name the Theme” contest had won. She was presented with a Certificate of Excellence and a bundle of balloons while her classmates clapped and cheered. One little girl even shouted, “Can I have your autograph now, Dafne?”

The theme for the 38th Annual Cultural Arts Festival is “They rhythm of our culture. El ritmo de nuestra cultura.” Cultural Arts is set for Saturday, September 21.