The Mint Hill Times Students from Matthews Elementary School recently participated in a Silence the Violence Poster Contest. The contest is sponsored annually by the Matthews Police Department. Students are asked to tell a story on how they will work to prevent violence using their artistic skills.

Winners of the contest are invited to spend the day shadowing the Mayor, Town Manager, Police Chief, Fire & EMS Chief, Town Clerk and other department heads in
the Town.

This year’s winners were:Front Row (left to right): Emma Banner, Lena Jarieh, Laila Ghniem, and Kaitlin Novak. Back row (left to right): Caittrin Sturdahl, Matheus Sadovsky, Emily Pureza, Max Hester-Newman and Julia McGann.