Flag Contest, Sponsored by the SLR Historical Museum

This fall, the Indian Creek Elementary School fourth grade students show their talent by creating a flag.  The Museum sponsored the contest. All of the flags were very unique, which made it was difficult to choose the winners.

Ms. Faivre’s Fourth Grade Class


1st place, Hayden Bushnell’s flag was made from a car trunk lid.  The tail light has been made to glow in the dark.  Very clever.

2nd place, Lucas Baird designed this light-up flag that tied to the subject of electricity that they studied.  Outstanding!

3rd place, Owen Parrilli’s flag was created out of old barn wood.  His mom suggested that the ends would look better straight, but he disagreed, saying it looked more like a flag during the war.  Great job!

Ms. Pardridge’s Fourth Grade Class

1st place, Wyatt Gletty’s flag is done in folds, like an accordion.  If you look at it one way, you see the flag.  If you change the angle of view, you see outlines of soldiers.  Very neat!

2nd place, McKenzie Greer’s flag was painstakingly made from individual flowers attached to boards.  The blue section has 50 small white flowers, while the flowers on the stripes are larger.  Well done!

3rd place, Cooper Simonson’s wooden flag is patterned after the head of a timber wolf, which is the Indian Creek mascot.  He has painted the colors on the flag, but attached 50 small dots on the blue muzzle of the timber wolf.  Good job!

Ms. Socha’s Fourth Grade Class

1st place, Landen Almond did a beautiful job on his flag.  In addition to the painted stars and stripes on wood, he used woodburning to incorporate the likeness of the USA’s national symbol, the American Eagle.  This is a well designed piece!

2nd place, Ryder Gallagher’s flag was made of an old fire hose which came from the Big Rock, IL Fire Department.  This flag is very cool!

3rd place, Parker Murry took his flag to another level by painting the stars and stripes on a baseball bat.  This flag is quite unique!