Diego Hurtado places first at state level
Diego Hurtado, a Clarke fifth-grade student, was informed June 1 that his submission in the annual American Legion, Department of Iowa, Fifth Grade Flag Essay Contest, had taken first place at the state level.
Hurtado’s winning essay, one among nearly 6,000 entries, was selected by the State Children and Youth Committee, and supported by The American Legion of Iowa Foundation.
Hurtado is the recipient of a $300 award. This award will be presented to him at the 95th Annual Department Convention at the Sioux City Convention Center July 13. He will be presenting his essay during the afternoon session, “What the Flag Means To Me.” He has also been invited to ride in a convertible with other essay winners during the evening parade.
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