Accolades: Fifth-grader wins patriotic essay contest
by TP staff
Apr 12, 2012 | 1603 views | 1 1 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An essay written by Andrew Haynes, a fifth-grade student at Freiler School, recently took first place in a Central District contest sponsored by the Elks, winning a prize of $200.

Andrew’s essay, which discusses his reasons for pledging allegiance to the American flag, won the Tracy Elks Lodge’s local contest in February, earning him $50.

It has been forwarded to the state chairman for further judging, according to Joan Rickman, Americanism chairman of the Tracy Elks Lodge.

The full text of Andrew’s essay can be found with this story at

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April 14, 2012
Congratulations Andrew from your family in Oregon!

Tracy Press the link doesn't take you to the essay.

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