4th & 5th Grader Creativity Celebrated at Annual ‘In Dulci Jubilo’ Awards

Impressive elementary school student talent was honored Thursday night, April 19, at the annual In Dulci Jubilo Awards Ceremony, held this year at Malcolm X Elementary School.

Open to all BUSD 4th and 5th graders, In Dulci Jubilo‘s Art, Poetry and Essay Contest featured awards in three categories for each of the two grades.

Winners in each category (1st, 2nd, 3rd, Honorable Mention) received a medallion, engraved with their names, on a ribbon placed around their necks as they were called one by one to the rostrum. They also received large envelopes containing certificates from state Senator Nancy Skinner’s office, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and Alameda County Superintendent of Schools L. Karen Moore. Winners also receive small cash prizes.

First-place poetry and essay winners read their entries to enthusiastic audience applause. First-place art works were placed on an easel on stage as the winner was announced. The winning entries in all categories were displayed around the room and were reproduced in the commemorative booklet produced for the occasion.

Founded in 1978 in Berkeley, In Dulci Jubilo is an educational nonprofit dedicated to helping Berkeley public schools. It provides grants to fund creative teaching and learning projects in addition to sponsoring the annual awards.

You can find the list of winners on the BUSD website.

Top photo: Winners of the In Dulci Jubilo art, poetry and essay contest, at the April 19 awards ceremony. Lower left: lunch tables were creatively reused as display boards for student work. Lower right: some of the winning art work. Photos: Charles Burress

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