Starke County Student Wins AIC Essay Contest

The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) and STAR Financial Bank have named a local fourth grader as the National County Government Week essay contest winner for the AIC’s Northwest District.

Hunter Anderson’s essay was chosen over entries from other fourth graders across the district. Anderson, a student at Knox Elementary School, received $100 for winning the contest. Winners were chosen in each of the AIC’s six districts.

This year’s theme was “Ensuring the Administration of the Indiana Elections Process.” Essays were judged on how well students discussed the county’s role in the election process.

Anderson was awarded the prize earlier this month during the AIC Northwest District Meeting in Marshall County. The meeting also included a synopsis of the 2019 Indiana Legislative Session by AIC legislative staff.

Hunter Anderson is pictured with family members and county officials.

Release and photo provided by Elizabeth A. Mallers, Director of Communications with the Association of Indiana Counties.