Hidden Valley Elementary School won first place in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Fire Prevention Week bulletin board contest. Third grade students throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina, school system were asked to create bulletin boards focusing on the 2017 FPW theme: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!™
The first place win included an awards ceremony, a check for $3,000, student and teacher prizes, a party in celebration, and possession of the traveling trophy for a year. As part of their submission, students provided a video explaining how they created their bulletin board and its relevance to the Fire Prevention Week theme.
Bulletin boards were judged on theme, student input, organization, and presentation. Second and third place, along with honorable mention, and chief’s cup prizes were also awarded.
The contest was sponsored by Response Team 1, Fire Prevention Foundation Charlotte, Firefighters’ Burned Children Fund, and Safe Kids Charlotte Mecklenburg. Partners included the Mecklenburg County Fire Marshal’s Office, the Charlotte Fire Department, and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.