Sunnyside Elementary student wins American Legion flag essay contest
A fifth-grader at Sunnyside Elementary School recently won a flag essay contest sponsored by Morningside Post 697 of the American Legion.
Surreal Taylor, daughter of Will and Heather Taylor of Sioux City, received a new flag and cash awards from Post 697 and the Ninth District of the American Legion during a presentation Friday at Sunnyside.
Taylor’s essay was judged first among 126 local entries and first from 653 district entries from the 15 Posts in the Ninth District. At the state level, her essay placed fourth out of nine entries.
Post 697 members present at the award ceremony were Rene LaPierre, commander; Dave Binder, vice commander; Bill Backer, adjutant; and members Dennis Bell and Kelly Houts.
by Mason Dockter