A Blue Springs student is a finalist in a nationwide writing contest sponsored by the DC Comics Fan Family.

A Blue Springs student is a finalist in a nationwide writing contest sponsored by the DC Comics Fan Family.

Ben Clark, a fifth grader at Franklin Smith Elementary School, is one of  five finalists.The contest asked children to write about their real life heroes.

Ben wrote about his older brother, who is a member of the U.S. Air Force.

Now, other children are voting online at www.CapstoneSuperHero.com/Contest.html to determine the winner. All the finalists’ entries are posted there to read. Voting continues through May 27, with the winner announced on May 30.

The hero described in the winning entry receives $2,500 to donate to the charity of his or her choice. The winning author receives a VIP trip for four to tour Warner Bros. Animation Studios and DC Entertainment Offices. DC is the home to Superman and Batman comics, among others.