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Morton West celebrated Police Week

Michael Gordon Morton West celebrated Police Week

On Friday, May 15, 2020 the Berwyn Police IMPA distributed free facial masks at Morton West. 100 masks were available for free to students with the IMPA graphic that was designed by Kevin Abraham, an alumni of Morton West. The masks were donated by the Michael P. Gordon Foundation and the Berwyn IMPA in honor and remembrance of Michael Gordon. Michael Gordon was a Morton West Alumni, Class of 1992.  Michael worked as a Chicago Police Officer when he was tragically killed in the line of duty in 2004.  Michael’s brother, Robert Gordon, is a Berwyn Police Officer and works as the School Resource Officer at Morton West High School.

Bob Gordon, Berwyn Police officer and Illinois Municipal Police Association Berwyn Trustee, contacted Morton West to enquire if we had any classes or students that could help with logo and design services. Kristy Cavanaugh put Officer Gordon in contact with Mike Battistoni Graphic Arts Teacher to determine if this would be something that our class would be interested in. We met in person to go over the specific and design criteria of their logo. He provided their current logo and additional logos that appealed to the IMPA members. We decided to create a contest to have Morton West Graphic Arts students redesign their current logo. Students who created the top three designs would be rewarded with visa gift cards $75 for 1st, $50 for 2nd and $25 for 3rd.  All students who submitted a design would be invited to a celebration breakfast as a thank you for participating.   Students had to meet requirements and within specific design criteria. Over 30 students participated in the contest to create the new logo. We set a dead line to have all of the designs completed by and submitted to Officer Gordon. Students were able to have the perfect real world hands on experience of working directly with a client to meet and exceed their expectations with in specific time constraints. The IMPA narrowed all the designs down to 6 top finalist then had members vote for their favorite design. Senior Kevin Abraham design was chosen as the new official design for the Illinois Municipal Police Association Berwyn. Senior Guillermo Pimentel placed second and Senior Ivan Aguayo placed third.

Morton West and District 201 would like to thank everyone who attended Friday's event.

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