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High Five Award

April 29, 2020

Congratulations to Annie Ankenbauer a Junior at Coon Rapids Bayard. Annie is a strong advocate for equality and those with Autism and very active in many groups and organizations.

Here is what Annie’s nomination letter said:

Annie Ankenbauer is a junior at CR- B school. She has excelled in the area of citizenship and is a true advocate for autistic people and equality. Her advocacy has taken her to the state level this past year. She is a member of Iowa Youth Congress (from the department of Human Rights), a group that allows youth a voice to advocate and enact change at the state government level. Annie is also a very active Dedham Go-Getters 4-Her. She has brought her display of autistic projects to the Iowa 4-H Legacy Awards to present to a group of 300 adults. Annie continues to try to educate people to better understand the special needs of those on the autistic spectrum as she is on the spectrum as well. She has been president of her 4-H group, and is currently serving as vice president. She has put out several youtube videos under the name Annie Anchovie- including her 4-H educational presentation "Autism: Same But Different." https://youtu.be/bNlKLSQP-bw as well as "Why I Rock" https://youtu.be/EYG2vYLcpJk

Keep up the great work Annie!! 

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