Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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February 5, 2013

Sigel may soon have its own flag

SIGEL — A new flag may soon fly over not just the Sigel Sesquicentennial celebration but also the town itself.

A contest at Sigel St. Michael School ended Friday, which challenged sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to design a flag for the 150th anniversary of the town's founding and the design will be taken to the town council to determine whether it will be used to represent the city.

Cody Hill, a sixth-grader at St. Michael's designed the winning flag, which was was ultimately voted on by the Sigel Centennial committee to represent the celebration.

"I just drew and combined some ideas and a lot of others," Hill said of his design.

   Hill said he was surprised to have his flag selected by the committee and shown at the school at an assembly Friday.

   "I just didn't know what to say," he said. "I was kind of surprised to even place."

   Teachers at St. Michael's chose five entries to submit to the Centennial committee. From there, the submissions were narrowed to three and were voted on by the committee. Hill's flag won by one vote.

   "He had a nice flag design," said Kent Jansen, committee chairman. "This was just a good picture to put on a flag. The top two were the toughest vote."

   Jansen will take Hill's design to the town council to see if a resolution may be passed that would allow the flag to become a permanent representation of the town. He said he is pleased to give Sigel a symbol to show.

   "Most towns don't have a flag," he said. "We thought we should have it made official at least for the centennial and make if official for the  city. We just kind of got everybody involved, the town and the schools, and give the city something to fly."

   Hill said he was happy to have his flag selected and still is surprised to be recognized for his design.

   "I just could not believe the first drawing contest I entered was the one that won first place," he said with a laugh. "It's still hard to explain."

   Jackson Adams can be reached at 217-347-7151, ext. 131, or

jackson.adams@effinghamdailynews.com.

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