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Student wins national honors in essay contest


Last updated 12/5/2019 at 4:24pm

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

An award for Wyatt Antonich sits on a table Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Havre, Mont. Antonich, now in high school, was not available to receive the award, so his brother accepted it on his behalf.

St. Jude Thaddeus School honored two of their students Thursday morning for winning divisional and national awards through the American Legion Auxiliary.

The ceremony was held in the gym on St. Jude's campus and awards were presented to Trayden Riley and Wyatt Antonich for their essays on how they can promote Americanism.

Riley wrote his essay in April 2018 when he was in sixth-grade, and the essay was entered at the Class Two level, which required essays to be between 350 and 400 words.

He was surprised when he heard his essay had been chosen as the national winner.

"When I figured...

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