02/26/06 — Awards given for flag essays

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Awards given for flag essays

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 26, 2006 2:06 AM

Six Wayne County Public Schools students were rewarded for writing essays about the United States flag.

On Tuesday, the Benev-olent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 139 handed out $450 worth of U.S. Savings Bonds to students for essays on the topic "What I Feel When I Look Up at the American Flag."

The fifth- and sixth-grade winners were Shelby Mueh-lenthaler, a fifth-grader at Tommy's Road Elementary, first-place winner of a $100 savings bond; David Joyner, a Grantham School sixth-grader, second-place winner of a $75 savings bond; and Kristen Larson, a Tommy's Road fifth-grader and third-place winner of a $50 savings bond.

Seventh- and eighth-grade winners were all from Rosewood Middle School. Ethan Brogden, a seventh-grader, was first-place winner of a $100 savings bond; Andy Seaman, an eighth-grader, received a $75 savings bond for second place; and Brittney McGill, eighth grade, was given a $50 savings bond for third place.

The two top essays will compete at the state level for a chance to win a $250 savings bond. The state winners will move on to the national competition.