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East, West High Students Take Top Honors in SLCPD Student Art Contest

May 18, 2012 — The Salt Lake City Police Department this evening awarded top honors in its annual Student Art Contest, top honors for which went to students from East and West High Schools.

Thank you to 94 students who entered this year’s contest and congratulations to the following top entries (two winners in each category):

Chris McConkie, West High School

Chris McConkie, West High School

Student Art

Jeong Bon Hyung, East High School, took 1st Place in SLCPD's Student Art Contest.

Student Art Contest 2012

Amanda Peterson, Highland High School, took 2nd place in SLCPD's 2012 Student Art Contest.

Student Art Contest entry

Hope Thomas, Highland High School, took 2nd place in SLCPD's 2012 Student Art Contest.

Student Art Contest entry

Melissa Grant, Highland High School, took 3rd place in SLCPD's Student Art Contest.

Student Art Contest entry

Charlotte Duerden, Highland High School, took 3rd place in SLCPD's Student Art Contest.

Student Art Contest entry

Nathan Makarewicz, West High School, earned Honorable Mention in SLCPD's Student Art Contest.

Student Art Contest entry

Justin Weaver, Highland High School, earned Honorable Mention in SLCPD's Student Art Contest.

This is the first year in which the contest culminated with an art opening during the monthly downtown Gallery Stroll. The artwork, which will be adapted for use in a public awareness campaign about the consequences of drug use and abuse, will remain on display through the end of the month.

Thank you to the Salt Lake City Police Foundation and the Art Institute of Salt Lake City, community partners who made this year’s contest possible. Look for fliers announcing the 6th annual SLCPD Student Art Contest during the first month of school in the fall.

Check out all of this year’s entries on our Flickr page.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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