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>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.