Julissa Soto shakes the hand of police officer as she is announced one of the winners of a Black History Month essay contest put on by Chicago Police Department on March 23, 2017.
Malachi Jefferson one of five winners of the Black History Month essay last month reads his winning essay at the 15th District Police Station in Austin in Chicago on March 23, 2017.
Family and winners sit and enjoy a small lunch as winners of the Black History Month Essay contest wait to be announced at the 15th District Police Headquarter on March 23, 2017.
Malachi Jefferson gets a certificate and gift card as he is announced one of the winners of an essay contest about Black History Month at the 15th District Police Headquarters on March 23, 2017.
Chicago Police Department officers with the 15th District sponsored a Black History Month essay contest in February, inviting local students in Austin to write pieces in honor of the month. Five winners were chosen. Last week, the winning students went to 15th District headquarters to pickup their prizes.
Four of the five winners were on hand to recieve their awards. They include:
Malachi Jefferson, 6th grade, George Leland STEM School
Julissa Soto, 8th grade, George Rogers Clark Elementary
Lavareuna Cross, 5th grade, KIPP Academy Chicago
Jakhia Chatman, 8th grade, Howe School of Excellence