Six local schools have winners in 13th Police District's National Child Abuse Prevention Month art competition


Using the "Save the 13th" blue ribbon theme, these are winners from Chopin School

In recognition of April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, the 13th Police District's CAPS office reached out to local schools with the challenge of creating art work that depicted "A happy family is."

Chosen by 13th Police Commander Frank Gross, three winners were select in 8 classes from 6 schools in our area. The schools and their winners are:


Dett School winners


Chopin School, 2450 W. Rice St.

  • 4th Grade: Maria Deleon, Leilani Gonzalez and Ashley Roman
  • 5th Grade: Jocelyn Delgado, Cyan Torrentt and Wendy Patino

LaSalle School winners

Dett School, 2306 W. Maypole Ave.

  • Ernest Lasendey, Jada Hunt and Latange Johnson

LaFayette School, 2714 W. Augusta Blvd.

  • Amy Romero, Nafie Williams and Alexis Quintanilla


LaSalle School, 1148 N. Honore St.

  • 4th Grade: Cecilia Delgado, Lincoln Becker and Ingrid Gonzalez
  • 5th Grade: Dionne Beals, Tayvia Ridgeway and Edgar May



Winning pieces from Peabody School

Mitchell School, 2233 W. Ohio St.

  • Tandi Weeks and James Cuevas

Peabody School, 1444 W. Augusta Blvd.

  • Juan Gonzalez, Anna Esmael and Jonathan Escobedo
Created in 1983 by a Presidential Proclamation, Child Abuse Prevention Month acknowledges the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. President Barack Obama's 2012 Proclamation.


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