Finalists Honored at 2016 National Heritage Essay Contest Luncheon

 The finalists were:

          Megan Ries - North Central Junior High School

          Ken Wilbur - Northwest Junior High School

          Stephanie Stenger - Regina Junior High School

          Quincy Ott - South East Junior High School         


The finalists were honored at a luncheon held at the University Club on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The overall winner, announced at the luncheon, was Quincy Ott. Mr. Ott received a $500.00 prize and a commemorative plaque. South East Junior High School also received the traveling trophy until next year's contest. Each of the other finalists received a $100.00 prize and certificate. In addition, each school received a $100.00 donation to be used in its social studies or government studies classroom.

Each year the Old Capitol Sertoma Club sponsors an essay contest open to all eighth grade students in Johnson County, Iowa. The essay contest focuses on issues related to our country’s government or national heritage. The topic of this year's essay was: “Should Iowa Continue to Use the Caucus System to Elect Candidates?” Students from North Central Junior High School, Northwest Junior High School, Regina Junior High School, and South East Junior High School participated in the contest.

Pictured from left to right: Stephanie Stenger, Regina; Megan Ries, North Central; Quincy Ott, South East; Ken Wilbur, Northwest

The 38th Annual Airport Breakfast

                                               The 38th Annual Airport Breakfast, now sponsored with the Iowa City

                                                      Optimist Club, will take place on Sunday, August 20th from 7 a.m. to Noon

                                                      at the Iowa City Municipal Airport. In addition to pancakes, the event will

                                                      include live air shows, aviation exhibits, free hearing screenings, antique and                                                           sports cars, and displays and activities for all ages, including Duder the Clown.                                                         We greatly appreciate the support from all of our sponsors. 

of Iowa City and Coralville