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Reindeer-Powered Cars For Draper Police

Dec 12, 2014 10:47AM ● By Mimi Darley

Local fifth-grade student Jack Ongman’s art will decorate the Draper Police Department’s holiday card.

For the second year in a row, the Draper Police Department invited local fifth-grade students to enter an artwork contest to design the department’s 2014 holiday card. 

“We thought it was a great way to connect to the students and to take advantage of their artistic creativity,” Chief Bryan Roberts said.

Roberts said that about 200 entries were received, and five were identified as the finalists. Those five drawings were posted in the police department and department staff voted for their favorites.

Participating schools included Draper Elementary, Saint John the Baptist Elementary, Summit Academy Elementary and Willow Springs Elementary.

Jack Ongman of Saint John the Baptist Elementary won first place with his drawing of a police car being pulled by reindeer. 

“The uniqueness of the reindeer pulling the Draper Police car, it tugs at you,” Roberts said of the contest’s winning entry.

Kambree Guest of Saint John the Baptist Elementary and Kathryn Jane Miner of Willow Springs Elementary were the contest’s two runner-up winners. Kambree’s artwork depicted a police badge with a Santa hat on top while Kathryn drew a police snowman.

The children, their parents, their school principals and teachers were honored at the Dec. 2 city council meeting.

Roberts noted that news of last year’s contest spread across the country.

“We’ve got an agency in Georgia that jumped on the bandwagon,” he said.