A third-grade girl in Smithtown hit a home run in an essay contest, and to celebrate her success, her school got a visit that was nothing to quack at.

Yashmita Logaraj won the third annual "Take A Duck To Class Essay" contest. The 8-year-old from Pines Elementary School wrote about the love she has for her community.

"Do you know why I love my community? Because it keeps me safe, healthy...

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