The Tukwila City Council on July 24 honored the winners of the Police Department’s sixth annual Night Out Against Crime Poster Contest.
Fifth-grade students at the district’s three elementary schools created posters illustrating this year’s theme, “Safety, It’s Everyone’s Job.” There were 26 entries in the contest.
Mehakdeep Buttar (Tukwila Elementary) was the grand prize winner. Anahi Ramirez (Cascade View Elementary), Shannon Leiva (Thorndyke Elementary), Jasmine Codiga (Tukwila Elementary) had the top entries at their schools.
The winner from each school received a $40 Target gift card, a $25 gift card Westfield Southcenter from the Tukwila Police Guild and candy and toys from Family Fun Center. As grand prize winner, Buttar got an $80 Target gift card, a $25 gift card to Westfield Southcenter from the Police Guild, candy and toys from the Family Fun Center and a pizza party from the Tukwila Police Department for her class before the school year ended.
National Night Out – an annual event to raise awareness about community police program – is Tuesday, Aug. 1, with gatherings planned throughout Tukwila.