On May 31, 2018, Linton Middle School students were honored at the Do the Write Thing Award Ceremony at the Sheraton in Station Square in the Grand Ballroom. Students wrote about the impact of violence on their lives and what they think should be done to reduce youth violence. In the photo, from left to right, Maya Burley, Benjamin Smider, Bryce Peeler, and Gabrielle Pernatozzi were acknowledged for their exemplary essays. Benjamin Smider placed in the Top 10 of 1,400 submitted essays in the Pittsburgh region. Sixth grade teacher Stacie Porter-Melvin said she was "so very proud of my students and all of their achievements!"