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Mount Jefferson Poetry

The 2016 Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Poetry Contest brought in nearly 200 poems written by local elementary students.  Friends of Mount Jefferson support this program by offering contest winners with prizes such as tents, sleeping bags, fishing poles and telescopes.  NC Poet Laureate Kay Byer continues to support this contest as the final judge for the poems.  The students receive their prizes, certificates and recognition during school assemblies at each of the local elementary schools in Ashe County.  Enjoy an excert from one of the winning entries:

Mount Jefferson's Dresses

Mount Jefferson is always different.
But she truly has a reason.
She always wears a kind of dress
To fit in with the season.

The warmth and vibrant green
Of the Mountain's summer dress
Just take a saunter through it,
It's bound to relive some stress!

It is truly inspiring to see so many students encorporate the arts and writing with Mount Jefferson as the focal point.

Ranger Tom Randolph presenting awards to poetry contest winners.
The view from Mount Jefferson State Natural Area
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West Jefferson, NC 28694

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