Waukee Students Keynote Speakers at American Legion

Waukee High School seniors Ella Gehrke and Emma Williams were keynote speakers at the American Legion Post Dinner in High Park on Nov. 14. They spoke emotionally about the heroes in their lives from the military veterans in their families to the heroes  at home and at school. They informed the men and women of the pressures and challenges facing teenagers today.

The students received positive feedback (lots of hugs) from the audience gathered for the American Legion Post’s traditional Thanksgiving banquet. Ella and Emma were invited by the American Legion Post Officer Jim Becker who also serves as an associate at the high school.

Both students represented Waukee well, and should be proud of the way students build bridges out into the community.

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