Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Young poets will get their Game On with readings of their award-winning poetry during Springfest at Sully Historic Site on Saturday, April 27.
To honor National Poetry Month in April, the Park Authority asked young people in grades K-8 to submit poems inspired by the fun, joy and excitement found in Fairfax parks.
In response to an increase in submissions of outstanding poetry, the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation awarded three winners in each category instead of two. The winners in each grade category of the poetry contest are:
Emma Davis of Alexandria, a kindergarten student at Mount Eagle Elementary School
Lauren Miller of Chantilly, a first-grader at Lees Corner Elementary School
Zoya Quraishi of Ashburn, a kindergarten homeschool student
Elias Rhee of Fairfax, a fifth-grader at Mantua Elementary School
Naomi Rucker of Springfield, a fifth-grader at West Springfield Elementary School
Bianca Volociuc of Fairfax, a fourth-grader at Fairhill Elementary School
Ashley Chon of Vienna, a sixth-grader at Colvin Run Elementary School
Aabaq Gaffar of Vienna, a sixth-grader at Mosby Woods Elementary School
Betty Schlageter-Prettyman of Vienna, a sixth-grader at Fairhill Elementary School
Stop by to hear these poets share their works at the Springfest Poetry Showcase at 10:30 a.m. April 27. The award winners will receive a $50 Park Authority gift card to allow them to continue exploring Fairfax parks all year long. This contest is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation. Sully Historic Site is located at 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Public Information Office at 703-324-8662.