Park Authority

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-324-8702
TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035

Kirk Kincannon,
Executive Director

Poetry Contest

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Thank you to the 115 students who entered the 2018 Fairfax Parks Poetry Contest, presented by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Park Foundation. This year’s contest invited students in grades K-8 to “Celebrate the Senses” by writing a poem inspired by what they see, touch, smell, hear and taste in Fairfax parks. Check out all of the entries and be sure to join us on April 21, 2018 (10:30 a.m.) at Sully Historic Site where you can hear the winning entries in our SpringFest Poetry Showcase!

Grades Kindergarten to 2

Zoya Quraishi of Sterling, a kindergarten homeschool student

Kenzy Abdelmoneim of Alexandria, a first grader at Medina Montessori School

Grades 3-5

Kate Schlageter-Prettyman of Vienna, a fifth grader at Fairhill Elementary School

Lubabah Qazzaz of Falls Church, a fourth grade homeschool student

Grades 6-8

Jasmine Carlos of Alexandria, an eighth grader at Holmes Middle School

Sagar Gupta of Herndon, an eighth grader at Rachel Carson Middle School

Poetry Contest Flyer

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The Fairfax Parks poetry contest is sponsored by the Fairfax County Park Authority and the Fairfax County Parks Foundation.

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For more info, contact Cristin.Bratt@fairfaxcounty.gov or call 703-324-8700.