Oak Crest essay contest winners

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Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center residents and staff recognized three middle school students for their essays on the topic, “What are the Traditions in Your Family’s Culture?” The annual essay contest gives the students an opportunity to practice their writing skills. Awards winners were (from right) MaKenna Klassen of Sycamore Middle School, first place; Cameron Pedersen of St. Mary School in DeKalb, second place; and Kaitlyn Schatteman of St. Mary School in DeKalb, third place. Prizes were presented by Tami Armstrong of The National Bank & Trust Co. and Joan Launer of Oak Crest. Resident judges for the contest were Ruth Brown, Ildiko Carrington, Jane Helmchen and Fay Stone.

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