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Osakis students show patriotism

Winners for drawing the American flag were (left to right) Bree Moen, Makayla Finnegan and Jaylyn Lusty. (Contributed) 1 / 5
The winners for coloring a drawing of the U.S. flag were (left to right) Conway Bruns, Luke Rousslang and Jillian Giesler. (Contributed) 2 / 5
Leah Maddock3 / 5
Ava Drevlow4 / 5
Damien Ruegemer5 / 5

Osakis students recently participated in the Osakis VFW Americanism Contest.

The winners have been decided. They are as follows:

Coloring a drawing of the United States flag:

• 1st place — Conway Bruns, 1st grade, Osakis Public School.

• 2nd place — Luke Rousslang, 1st grade, Osakis Public School.

• 3rd place — Jillian Giesler, kindergarten, Osakis Public School.

Drawing and coloring a picture of the United States flag:

• 1st place — Bree Moen, 3rd grade, Osakis Public School.

• 2nd place — Makayla Finnegan, 3rd grade, Osakis Public School.

• 3rd place Jaylun Lusty, 2nd grade, Osakis Public School.

Putting together a collage of places they have seen the American flag. (Students could draw or cut out pictures from media):

• 1st place — Leah Maddock, 5th grade, Osakis Public School.

• 2nd place — Ava Drevlow, 5th grade, Osakis Public School.

• 3rd place — Damian Ruegemer, 5th grade, St. Agnes School.

"The VFW Auxiliary is so proud of our local schools and students and their teachers who take part in our Americanism program," said Ginny Earl, Auxiliary officer.

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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