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Winners of essay contest announced

When Jaden Earle, 9, stands for the Pledge of Allegiance or sings the national anthem, it is more than rote recitation.

"It gives me a great sense of pride and joy to know that when I salute our American flag, I am acknowledging the meaning behind its entire existence," he wrote in an essay. "I understand all of the sacrifices that were made in order to guarantee the freedoms that we all have and cherish."

Jaden, a Seeliger Elementary School fourth-grader, was announced Tuesday evening as the elementary level winner of the Carson City School District's 11th annual American Citizen …

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