Do you know any kids’ inventions? One of them is 13-year-old Bennie Benson from the USA, who designed the state flag of Alaska in 1926. His design ___WAS_CHOOSEN___ in a flag-designing contest. ___LATER___, in 1959, it became the official flag of Alaska. The blue background is for the sky and the forget-me-not, the state flower. The flag also has the Big Dipper (a symbol of strength) and the North Star (also ___CALLED___ Polaris), which represents Alaska’s northern location. For a prize Bennie ___WON__ a $1000 scholarship and a watch.
This year we decided to go on a camping trip. It was our ___FIRST___ experience. We started ___PACKING___ a month before the trip. When our neighbor saw the assortment of boxes, bins and gear strapped to our car’s roof rack, she came rushing over. “Oh!” she exclaimed. “I ___DID_NOT_KNOW___ you were leaving! I’m so glad I got to see you before you moved!”