Americanism Essay winner

June 7, 2018


Each year the Bakken-Engen Auxiliary Unit of Astoria, South Dakota, as well as the Toronto and White, South Dakota Units, sponsor the American Legion Auxiliary Essay and Poem contest at Deubrook Area School. This year, Deu­brook fourth grader Carly Engelstad, daughter of Nathan and Cheryl Engelstad of Hendricks, received first place for her essay, “What can I personally do to promote Ameri­canism in my school or community?” Her essay went on to District 5, where she also earned first place. She re­cently received a letter and monetary award congratulating her as a winner at the state level. She was encouraged to keep writing and to keep veterans in her heart. Carly is the granddaughter of Karen Christianson of Hendricks and Charles and Janice Engelstad of Astoria, South Dakota.