Student winners of the Matthews Police Department’s annual Silence the Violence Poster Contest will spend a day shadowing the mayor and town department heads.
Students from Matthews, Crown Point and Elizabeth Lane elementary schools participated in the contest and were recognized during the Monday, April 23, town commissioners meeting.
In the contest, students are asked to tell a story about how they will work to prevent violence using their artistic skills. This year’s theme was bullying.
The winners are: Carmen Tran, Lauren Knepp, Mshlet Gebrekidan, Grace Carnow, Jorge Sanchez, Jaden Brown, Olivia Oldham, Ta’von Batts and Diridiana Narciso.