In December 2017, the Sarasota Police Department partnered with the Sarasota County Schools in search of the perfect cover for the 2017 Sarasota Police Department’s Annual Report. This contest was open to students attending any city middle or high school at the time of submission.
The Sarasota Police Department 2017 Annual Report can be found at www.sarasotapd.org/information/ under FY 2017.
Students were asked to use their creative talents to show what the Sarasota Police Department and the City of Sarasota means to them through art. Students were encouraged to use which ever medium they felt comfortable working with. Dozens of submissions were received in the form of crayon, photos, digital media, paints and pencil. Though it was a very tough decision, Chief Bernadette DiPino was able to narrow down the submissions and is excited to announce the following winners and honorable mentions:
· 1st Place – Evelyn Kroeger, 8th Grade at Brookside Middle School
· 2nd Place – Caleb Hoover, 8th Grade at Brookside Middle School
· 3rd Place – Lucy Fabec, 8th Grade at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences
· Ryan Byler, 8th Grade at Sarasota School of Arts and Sciences
· Jillian Siverly, 10th Grade at Sarasota High School
· Tabitha Wong, 7th Grade at Brookside Middle School
· Hailey Conlon, 8th Grade at Brookside Middle School
These students will be recognized and honored by Chief DiPino during the City Commission Meeting being held on Monday, March 5th at City Hall, 1565 First Street in Sarasota, at 6pm. The media is invited and encouraged to attend the award presentation.
“I’m so proud of the students in our community. We’re honored students submitted their art work to be featured on our annual report,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino. “In looking at all the submissions, it showed me we have some of the most talented student artists in the country. Our mission is professional, dedicated police service in partnership with our community and our community includes our children.”