A Minden student is a finalist in a national essay competition.
Jack Flynn, a sixth grader at Phillips Middle School, won the south central division of the Daughters of the American Revolution essay contest, besting students in his grade from Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Missouri and Arkansas. He was recognized at the DAR convention in Lafayette last month.
"Jack is a diligent worker who takes all his assignments very seriously," Claire Fussell, Flynn's expanding horizons teacher who inspired him to compete, said. "He is the arbitrator and peacemaker among his friends and the child has a smile that will melt an igloo in Alaska. Jack is every teacher's dream student."
Flynn's essay on the lives of children during the American Revolution was the Dorcheat-Bistineau DAR Chapter's entry into the state contest. Flynn has received $50, a certificate and medal for his honors.
National winners will be announced at the DAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. in June.
Flynn is the son of Brian and Jeanne Flynn.