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Poetry on the Mountain

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:27pm
2017 Mount Jefferson Poetry Contest Winners

The 11th annual Mount Jefferson State Natural Area Poetry Contest was a success!  There were over 300 poems submitted by students from kindergarten through sixth grades.  This contest brings nature, science and art together in amazing poetry created by students.  A special thank you is in order for North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephonson for his time judging the top finalists' poems.  Friends of High Country State Parks supports the contest by donating prizes for winners such as tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, telescopes and flashlights.  We heard from teachers who said that the peotry contest awards were the most exciting awards that many students received at their school award ceremony.  Enjoy this poem from one of the winners:

Your Park by McKenzie (5th grade)

The whole world is in your hands
But you want one piece of the world
You want Mt. Jefferson
It's fun to be there
You want it all to yourself

The park takes me to nowhere
Cause I want to stay there
You can almost touch the clouds
I believe I could fly up there

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Mount Jefferson State Natural Area

1481 Mt Jefferson State Park Rd
West JeffersonNC 28694
Phone336-246-9653
mount.jefferson@ncparks.gov
Latitude: 36.393564
Longitude: -81.468012

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