DeWitt 7th Grader Wins Essay Contest


Kody Craddick's classmates at St. Joseph's in DeWitt celebrated a big win for the 7th grader.

Craddick won the "If I Were Mayor" essay contest.

The 7th grader, who lives in Davenport, wrote about how he would improve downtown.

Craddick beat out 900 other essay writers to win the top prize.

"I couldn't believe it, I was so happy," Craddick said. "It was so exciting, I couldn't believe it. I thought it was a dream."

The essay contest was sponsored by the Iowa League of Cities and Craddick won a $500 scholarship.


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