Bailey Walejko wins essay contest
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 317 of Wautoma conducted The Americanism Essay Contest. Sixteen students participated in the contest. The first place winner chosen at the local level was Bailey Walejko. Her essay was then forwarded to the Department of Wisconsin where she placed fifth place. The essay topic was “How can we address the health and well-being of our veterans, military and their families?” Bailey comes from a family with a long history of military members who selflessly served our country. Bailey expressed her thoughtfulness, love, respect and concern for veterans and their families throughout her essay.