Matthews Commissioners recognized nine elementary school students recently for their winning posters in the Matthews Police Department’s Silence the Violence poster contest.
School resource officer Don Warren said the annual competition encourages upper elementary grade students to think of ways to make their community and the world a better place.
Winning poster topics ranged from stopping terrorism and child abuse to anti-bullying and helping others.
Students in grades 3-5 at Crown Point, Elizabeth Lane and Matthews Elementary Schools were eligible to participate. One winner was chosen from each grade at each school. Winners got to spend a day touring the town, working with a particular town manager or department head, then eating lunch out.
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