J.H. Gunn Elementary beat 47 other Charlotte-area schools to win this years Fire Prevention Week Bulletin Board Contest, sponsored by the Charlotte Fire Department and local businesses.
Third-graders created an interactive display focused on the theme Know 2 Ways Out that features safe ways to exit a burning home and includes a recorder with students performing their song.
Fire Prevention Week was celebrated nationwide Oct. 7-13. Charlotte Fire Chief Jon Hannan presented Principal Monique Davis with a trophy and a check for $3,000, which will be used for educational projects. Reedy Creek Elementary finished second and won $2,000.