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Contest puts kids’ art on police department’s holiday cards

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Nov 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-20 19:49:46-05

DRAPER, Utah – Holiday cards from the Draper City Police Department will feature student artwork this year, and a contest was held to choose the art for the cards.

Fifth grade students in Draper submitted their artwork for the first Holiday Christmas Card Contest, and students were asked to illustrate a police topic or event.

Members of the Draper City Council recognized the winners at Tuesday night’s council meeting, and they said they hope the contest becomes a tradition.

Chief Bryan Roberts of the Draper City Police Department said the contest was a good experience.

“I see us doing more things like this,” he said. “Any opportunity to do these things and interact with the great youth of our community and for them to see their law enforcement in a little different way: I think it's always very positive."

Danielle Ellie Simkins from Saint John The Baptist Elementary School won first place. Kendal R. Doleac of Saint John The Baptist Elementary School and Ryan Smith of Summit Academy were runners-up.

Police said more than 200 entries were submitted from four Draper area elementary schools. The winning piece, and the two-runners up, will be on display at Draper City Hall.