St. Vincent de Paul Student Wins Crossing Guard Logo Design Contest


Gavin stands along with Mayor Diodati and Julie Ellis. His logo is displayed on the Smart Board at left.

Congratulations to Gavin Gascon, a Grade 3 student at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School, whose entry was selected from the many submitted from across the city in the City of Niagara Falls’ contest to design a new logo for crossing guards.

During a pizza party held in Gavin’s classroom over the lunch hour, he explained to Mayor Jim Diodati that the design, shown in the photo, took about two weeks to complete. Gavin’s parents, who attended the celebration, said he’s been drawing since he was two years old, and submitted all of his rough sketches along with the final project.

Julie Ellis, who manages the City’s team of crossing guards, described Gavin as a very talented young artist.

In addition to the pizza party treat for his class, Gavin received a stay at Great Wolf Lodge, which was presented to him by Mayor Diodati and Ellis. The logo will be used on all materials related to the city’s crossing guards.

Mayor Diodati took a number of questions from students during his half-hour visit, including what the best part of his job is. “That’s easy,” said the mayor. “Doing things like this.” Jump to our Facebook page for video from the event.

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