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Creative Contest Winners Announced!


April 10, 2017

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Olmsted Parks Conservancy is pleased to announce that six winners have been selected for submissions to our creative contest, “Parks: A Place to Play”.

Upon reviewing entries from high school students throughout Louisville, our judges selected the following entries for their reflection of the important role that our treasured Olmsted Parks play in the lives of our community’s youth:

Stephen Allen, “Untitled Park Poem”. Eastern High School

Riley Basey, “The Park”. Eastern High School.

Amelia Davis, “Playground”. Kentucky Country Day School.

Carmel Dobbins, “A Walk in the Park”. Eastern High School.

Torri Mattes, “A Clear Mind”. Eastern High School.

Madison Wisdom, “A Day in the Park”. Eastern High School.

We sincerely appreciate the time and consideration that all teachers and students put forth in their submissions; we received so many outstanding poems!

On behalf of the Olmsted Parks Conservancy staff and Board, congratulations!