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Students honored for patriotic coloring, writing

Winners in the kindergarten and first grade Americanism School Contest were (left to right) Miah Bergquist, Serena Moore and Hannah Dropik. (Contributed)1 / 3
Winners in the second and third grade Americanism School Contest included Ally Boyer (left) and Lexy Marthaler. Not pictured: Kyle Carter.2 / 3
Essay winners in the fourth and fifth grade Americanism School Contest were (left to right) Asiah Froemming, Grace Reinke and Jaclyn Dietrich.3 / 3

The Osakis VFW Post 7902 Auxiliary has announced the winners of its Americanism School Contest.

The first place winner is Miah Bergquist who also placed first in the district contest.

Serena Moore took second place and Hannah Dropik was the third place winner.

For the contest, students in kindergarten and first grade colored a bald eagle holding arrows and an olive branch, with a shield.

Students in second and third grade colored a picture of Betsy Ross sewing a flag and the winners were first place — Kyle Carter, who also received third place honors at the district level, second place — Ally Boyer and third place — Lexy Marthaler.

Students in fourth and fifth grade wrote an essay about the Statue of Liberty. Winners were first place — Jaclyn Dietrich, who also finished second in the district contest, second place — Asiah Froemming and third place — Grace Reinke.

"Congratulations to these students!" said Ginny Earl from the VFW Auxiliary. "A big thank you to the schools in Osakis for being a part of the contest and we hope Miah Bergquist will place at the state level.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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