Student's essay receives 3 awards

A Lincoln Middle School student received state, district and national awards for an essay she wrote about the American flag.

Sixth-grade student Lily Harris wrote her essay on the VFW Patriot’s Pen theme “Why I Honor the American Flag” in her class. Her teacher Lori Hastert asked all of her sixth-grade classes to write an essay based on the theme. Lily said Hastert also asked the students who would be willing to submit their letter in the VFW’s competition.

Lily said she figured she put the time in to write the essay so she should probably submit it.

“We mostly just worked on it at school,” Li...


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