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Addison Miller, fifth grader and award winning poster maker.

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Addison Miller

Addison Miller recently won a poster contest for safety patrols sponsored by the Fairfax County Police Department Crime Prevention Office. A fifth grader at William Halley Elementary in Fairfax Station, Addison received a backpack filled with a first-place blue ribbon, a red bicycle helmet, a new patrol belt, a Frisbee, a Slurpee coupon and pencils and erasers. Her poster is on display at the West Springfield Police Station.

<b>How old are you and what grade are you in?

</b>I’m 11 and in fifth grade.

<b>Tell us about your family.

</b>Well, my parents are divorced and I have a stepmom. I have eight pets total. I have a dog, a gerbil, a guinea pig and four fish here in Virginia. And I have one horse that lives in North Carolina with my dad and stepmom.

<b>Where did you come up with the idea for the poster?

</b>The only thing I could think of about road safety was about bikes. To draw the bike, I used my own bike as a model.

<b>How would you describe the poster?

</b>I would describe it as very colorful and detailed.

<b>Activities/interests/hobbies.

</b>I enjoy spending time with horses. I enjoy shopping for clothes.

<b>Favorite local restaurants

</b>I like Subway, Five Guys and Quiznos.

<b>What is your favorite thing to do on the weekend?

</b>My favorite thing to do on the weekend is to go to the lake with my stepmom, my dad and their three bulldogs.

<b>What has been your favorite vacation?

</b>The best vacation I ever went on was when I took my first train ride to Florida.

<b>What do you want to be when you grow up?

</b>When I grow up I want to be a photographer.

<b>Who’s your hero?

</b>I’ll have to say my dad is my hero because he helps me through things as well as my mom.