Letter To The Editor: One Los Alamos Launches Diversity Week Drawing Contest


Dear LAPS Teachers and Students,

Jan. 10, 2017, the Los Alamos Council declared the week of Jan. 15-21 Diversity Week. This event was sponsored by One Los Alamos, a group of people interested in promoting thoughtful, civil dialogue around our diversity of backgrounds, beliefs and identities in order to champion shared values and interests that can strengthen our community.

To kick-off the first year of celebrating Diversity Week, One Los Alamos is launching a drawing contest for all Los Alamos students grades K-12. We are having three age categories (grades K-4, 5-8, and 9-12). All students are invited to create one drawing (any medium) that reflects what diversity means to them, their family, or their community.

How to submit: Digital pictures of artwork can be submitted via email by Jan. 21 at midnight (mountain time) at the following email address: s.tobin@laschools.net. Include student name, grade, home address and phone number. By submitting their artwork, students and their families agree to have it displayed on our website and Facebook page.

Winners: Winners will be announced Jan. 23. Winning students will be required to provide the original artwork. A $20 gift card will be awarded to the best drawing in each grade group.

We encourage teachers and school staff to spread the word about the contest. We hope students will participate in this activity, taking the chance to raise awareness and gratitude for our diverse
community and the enrichment that it offers.


One Los Alamos