Chantilly Senior Wins Women’s History Month Essay Contest
Briana Neuberger, 17, of Chantilly, Va., received first place in the 2012 Women’s History Month Essay Contest sponsored by the Fairfax County Commission for Women and Alice’s Kids. Her essay about her “personal shero” surfaced above all submissions with its compelling message, originality, and well-organized thoughts. Neuberger will receive a $1,000 cash award. She is a senior at Chantilly High School.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ proclamation ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 6, in the Board of Supervisors Auditorium at the Government Center, designating March as Women’s History Month. Neuberger and her fifth-grade teacher and shero, Gretchen Harris, will accept the proclamation together. A reception, honoring Ms. Neuberger and all of the finalists of the Personal Sheroes essay contest, starts at 9:30 a.m. The proclamation ceremony will follow the reception at 11 a.m.
Tien Ngoc Bui from Thomas Jefferson High School took second-place and will receive a $500 cash award. Additionally, students from each of the county’s nine districts will receive honorable mentions and cash awards of $100.
Finalists’ essays will be posted throughout March in the Fairfax County Government Center in celebration of Women’s History Month.
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