The Regional Municipality of Durham


News Release

Secondary school students presented with Creative Contest awards at Regional Council

WHITBY, ON June 25, 2014

Durham Region’s 40th anniversary Creative Contest awards were handed out at Durham Regional Council today.

“On behalf of Regional Council, congratulations to the students on this achievement,” said Roger Anderson, Regional Chair and Chief Executive Officer. “You have demonstrated your creativity and appreciation for Durham Region’s 40th anniversary—for this, you should be very proud. I would also like to acknowledge everyone who submitted an entry to the contest.”

In celebration of the Region’s 40th anniversary, secondary school students, who live in Durham Region, were invited to submit a short creative work celebrating life in Durham. Entries could include an essay, poem or story, a webpage, original song, photo composition or video.

The award recipients were:

• Eric Osborne, Connor DuPont and Thomas Robinson, students at Clarington Central Secondary School, who won the first place prize of a black GoPro camera for their video, titled “Chasing a Summer Sunset.”

• Liam Jose, a student at O’Neill Collegiate & Vocational Institute in Oshawa, who was the second place winner, receiving a silver GoPro camera for his poem, titled “Life in Durham.”

• Denbeigh Whitmarsh, a student at Port Perry High School, who won the third prize of a white GoPro camera for her poem, titled “For the Love of Durham.”

Two honourable mentions went to Quin Ellul from Ajax for his video, titled “Audley Skatepark Celebration;” and William Hunt from Pickering for his poem, titled “Who is My Neighbour?”

To learn more about how the Region of Durham came to be the strong community it is today, please visit the special section on the Region’s website.

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