Five Durham District School Board (DDSB) students presented their winning essays titled “What it is like to be a Police Officer” Oct. 2 at Regional Headquarters in front of a community judging panel and their families. The judging panel was comprised of Chief Constable Mike Ewles, Martyn Beckett, Director of Education for the DDSB and members of the Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night committee.
One lucky student will be chosen as “Police Chief for a Day” and will fulfill those duties on Oct. 19. Also, in their position as Chief for a Day, the winner and two guests will attend the 7th Annual Police Appreciation Night on Oct. 22 to present their essay.
The finalists are: Abby Martin from Capt. Michael VandenBos (Whitby), Hailey Mintsinkas from Quaker Village PS (North Durham), Jessica Pennington from Village Union PS (Oshawa), Kavina Ganeshan from Frenchman’s Bay PS (Pickering) and Luke Stichhaller from Dr. Roberta Bondar PS (Ajax).
All finalists did an outstanding job presenting their essays and are excellent representatives for their schools. The winner will be announced on October 5th.
DRP congratulates all the winners!
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Abby presents her essay to the panel (JPG file, 320.3K bytes)
Our five new Deputy Chiefs (JPG file, 461.2K bytes)