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Weed& Seed Billboards Feature Student Artwork Page 1 of 1 <br /> � v%• 'Building a 21St Century City " <br /> ' rs Stephen J. Luecke, Mayor <br /> RELEASE FROM: FOR RELEASE: <br /> OFFICE OF MAYOR LUECKE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2005 <br /> Weed & Seed Billboards Feature Student Artwork <br /> The South Bend Weed and Seed Alliance, Inc./Community Policing Committee has engaged area youth to <br /> express their views on the power of positive peer pressure versus negative peer pressure through art as part of <br /> Weed & Seed's community outreach initiative. Billboards, located throughout the Weed & Seed service area, <br /> currently feature the artwork of students who placed in the top five of the Community Policing Committee's <br /> second annual Billboard Design Contest with the theme, "Pressure Against Pressure." <br /> The Community Policing Committee developed the contest to provide an opportunity for youth to address <br /> challenging issues they face and to showcase their artistic talent. Youth in grades 8 - 12 who live or attend <br /> church or school in the Weed and Seed service area, encompassing the St. Casimir, St. Adalbert and LaSalle <br /> Park neighborhoods, were invited to participate in the contest. <br /> The winning students in the Billboard Design Contest, announced in November, are from Washington High <br /> School and include Ivy Garcia, 1st Place, Josie Weiler, 2nd Place, Hugo Garza, 3rd Place, Tim Tetzlaff, 4th <br /> Place, and Ariel Curtis, 5th Place. Each student received a scholarship for art classes at the South Bend <br /> Regional Museum of Art and a Hobby Lobby gift certificate to purchase art supplies. <br /> For more information on the Weed and Seed Community Policing Committee and their efforts to <br /> provide opportunities for residents living in the service area to get involved in efforts to strengthen <br /> their community, contact Cindy DeLeon, Committee Co-Chair, at 245.6116 or Mark Dellinger, Weed & <br /> Seed Coordinator, at 235.7619. <br /> Back I City Home Page I City Directory I Site Map I Search Go <br /> powered by FreeFind <br /> Created by the City of South Bend Department of Information Technologies. <br /> Copyright©2005 City of South Bend.All rights reserved. <br /> 2005/020105 weedseed.htm 1/13/2006 <br />