Chantilly Senior Wins Women’s History Month Essay Contest

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Amy Carlini, Communications Director
Department of Family Services
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February 28, 2012

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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.

Learn more about the Commission for Women, its members, current projects and opportunities to help. For additional information contact the Commission’s liaison, Sandy Bromley 703-324-9494, TTY 711.

For information about how to reach this location using public transportation, visit 703-339-7200; TTY 703-339-1608 or 202-637-7000; TTY 202-638-3780.


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