Jenkins woman honored on 10-year anniversary of Outstanding Teen award

Bailey Wachholz' platform focused on Alzheimer's disease.

Bailey Wachholz being crowned
Bailey Wachholz was crowned Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen in 2012. She was recognized March 31, 2022, on the 10-year anniversary.
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CHASKA โ€” Bailey Wachholz (Landecker) was recently honored on the 10-year anniversary of her crowning as Miss Minnesota Outstanding Teen in March 2012.

Wachholz ran on the platform/social impact statement titled "Alzheimer's Through the Eyes of a Child." She traveled across Minnesota educating children and young adults about the disease that took her father's life in 2015, serving as an ambassador for the MMOT scholarship program and the Alzheimer's Association.

Wachholz was recognized during the 2022 Miss Minnesota Outstanding Teen competition in Chaska.

Bailey Wachholz (Landecker) with photo of 2012 award
Bailey Wachholz (Landecker) reflects on her 2012 Miss Minnesota Outstanding Teen award 10 years later on March 31, 2022.
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"That moment feels like it was both yesterday and an eternity ago," Wachholz said.

Wachholz now lives in Jenkins with her husband, Luke Landecker, and their 1-year-old son, Berk, and their spunky puppy, Lucy.

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