Nine Grade 5 students, representing Durham Region school boards, presented their winning essays on “What it is like to be a Police Officer” Sep. 30 at Regional Headquarters in front of a community judging panel and their families. The judging panel was comprised of Chief Ewles, DRPA President Mike Glennie, Connie Shaw from Scotiabank and Margot Weir, Bonnie Fraser and Bob Pinkney, members of the Police Appreciation Dinner and Awards Night Committee.
The nine students are DRP's new “Deputy Chiefs for the Day” and one lucky ten-year-old will be chosen as “Police Chief for a Day” and will fulfill those duties on Oct. 18, 2011. Also, in their position as Chief for a Day, the winner and two guests will attend the 9th Annual Police Appreciation Night on Oct. 20 at Deer Creek in Ajax to present their essay.
The Deputy Chiefs are: Jocelyn Whent from St. Mark’s Catholic School in Whitby, Joshua Hartley from Fallingbrook Public School in Whitby, Alyanna Popatia from Walter E Harris Public School in Oshawa, Aidan Dickerson from Alexander Graham Bell Public School in Ajax, Owen Lawrie from St. Paul’s Catholic School in Whitby, Rileigh Wright who goes to McCaskills Mills Public School in Cannington, Chris Becker from Vincent Massey Public School in Bowmanville, Evan Pacheco from St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School in Pickering and Mackynzie Campbell from Frenchman’s Bay Public School in Pickering.
All finalists did an outstanding job presenting their essays and are excellent representatives for their schools. The winner will be announced on October 4.
DRP congratulates all the Deputy Chiefs on a great job!
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DC Aidan presenting to the judges (JPG file, 106.1K bytes)
DC Alyanna receiving her thank you gifts from Chief Ewles (JPG file, 98.1K bytes)
DC Chris with Chief Ewles (JPG file, 112.1K bytes)
The judges listen to DC Josh's presentation (JPG file, 114.8K bytes)
PADAN member Bob Pinkney welcomes DC Rileigh (JPG file, 111.5K bytes)
Chief Ewles and DC Evan (JPG file, 231.0K bytes)
DC Mackynzie and her dad meet K9 officer Dunlop and Magnum (JPG file, 138.0K bytes)
Cst. Wilson listens to DC Owen before his presentation (JPG file, 99.4K bytes)
DC Jocelyn preps for her essay with her mom (JPG file, 141.0K bytes)
Members of the K9 unit give a presentation to the new Deputy Chiefs (JPG file, 148.7K bytes)
All of our Deputy Chiefs with Chief Ewles (JPG file, 115.7K bytes)