–A Senior at Algona High School is the state of Iowa’s recipient of the Billy Michael Student Leadership Award, and will be headed to New Orleans next month to meet winners from other states. Wren Menke was nominated for the award by AHS History Teacher Brian Connick, as Menke tells KLGA News she has been involved with local historical venues for a few years now.
Menke says she was definitely surprised when she found out she had won the award and would be headed to the Big Easy.
Menke says they will be in New Orleans June 9th and 10th.
Menke says there are plenty of things she is looking forward to experiencing on the trip.
The Billy Michael Student Leadership Award is presented in conjunction with the National WWII Museum. After Menke graduates next week, she plans to study History at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.