Leah Marshall from Charlottesville High School (9th grade) won 1st place for her poem in the Dogwood GC Poetry contest local level. She also won 1st place for Shenandoah District and 1st place for Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs.
Autumn Acorn - by Leah Marshall
The orange leaves
as they fall
and flowing on.
A little brown squirrel
in his fat
as the night
Jack Intihar from Free Union Country School (1st Grade) won 1st place in Thomas Jefferson GC Youth Poetry contest , 1st place in Sheandoah District and 1st place in Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs competition. Both clubs sponsored contests for all area youth as part of the National Garden Clubs, Inc. Youth poetry contest for 2011-2012 for “Colorful Fruit” or “Tasty Vegetables.” Both clubs plan to offer the contest again for 2012-2013 Theme: “Protecting Our Aquatic Friends”
Cucumbers - by Jack Intihar
They roll around like a ball.
They don’t come out in the fall.
My Mom cuts them into wheels.
She doesn’t take off the peels.
Cucumbers are fun to eat!
Almost like a tasty treat.
And they have lots of seeds.
Other local contest 1st place winners were
- TJGC - Caroline Miller (1st Grade Brownsville), Dabeny Spraker (2nd grade Collegiate), Max Leblang (3rd Grade Greenbriar), Hugh Jackson (7th grade, Buford), Eve Allen (9th grade Charlottesville High)
- Dogwood GC – Lydia Hodges (1st grade Free Union), Max Leblang (3rd grade Greenbrier), Stefani Mitrovic (7th grade Buford)