THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: December 30, 2021
Madelyn Bales, a 2021 Wausaukee High School graduate, won two first place awards in the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) 2021 National Poppy Poster Contest. It is quite a distinction to win at the ALA National Level in this contest. All Poppy Poster Contest entries from Wausaukee School were judged by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 66 of Athelstane/Silver Cliff and Unit 428 of Amberg. The first place winners in all classes were then sent on to the ALA Ninth District Competition. The district winners were sent on to the ALA Department of Wisconsin Competition in Middleton, WI this past July. The Wisconsin First Place Winners were then sent on to the ALA National Competition in Phoenix, Arizona. Madyln's poster won first place in the Best Poppy Poster Central Division, Class VI. She also won First Place in Best Overall Poppy Poster Central Division. Congratulations go to Madelyn Bales for a job well done! A special "Thank You" to Wausaukee School District Art Teacher Jaime Wszelaki for overseeing all of the Poppy Posters in-process by the students in her classroom.