The five Durham District School Board finalists in the Police Chief for a Day contest were recognized Monday night for their hard work by the Board and Chief Constable Mike Ewles.
The Chief attended the Standing Committee of the Board to personally thank his five "deputies" for participating in the annual essay contest. The contest, which invites students to write a 500 word essay entitled: "What Is It Like To Be a Police Officer,” was open to all Grade 5 students in Durham Region and the DDSB was alloted five finalists. This was the first year the contest included five school Boards in the Durham Region.
The winner this year was Brittani Bourque of St. Bernadette Catholic School in Ajax. She delivered her essay to a packed house at Deer Creek in Ajax during the 8th annual Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night (PADAN) on Oct. 21st.
At Monday's night's meeting at the DDSB, Chief Ewles thanks the five finalists for doing such a terrific job on their essays. The five finalists were:
• Ajax: Christina Antoine, AG Bell PS
• Brock/Uxbridge and Scugog: Sophie White, RH Cornish PS
• Oshawa: Joshua Fitzpatrick, Adelaide McLaughlin PS
• Pickering : Hayley Clarke, William Dunbar PS
• Whitby: Cameron Cummings, Fallingbrook PS
They all received souvenir police jackets and ball caps during the essay finals and were awarded special certificates at the meeting Monday night.
Next year's PADAN takes place on Oct. 20th, 2011.
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