of Iowa City and Coralville
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.
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.
Pictured from left to right: Stephanie Stenger, Regina; Megan Ries, North Central; Quincy Ott, South East; Ken Wilbur, Northwest
OLD CAPITOL SERTOMA CLUB
Our 37th Annual Airport Breakfast took place on Sunday, August
30th, from 7 a.m. to Noon at the Iowa City Municipal Airport. In
addition to pancakes, the event included live air shows, aviation
exhibits, free hearing screenings, antique and sports cars, and other
displays and activities for all ages, including Duder the Clown. We
greatly appreciate the support from all of our sponsors. The net
proceeds from the event will be used to support our club's programs
Our club meets for lunch each Thursday at noon in the west meeting room at the University Club, 1360 Melrose Ave., Iowa City, Iowa. If you are interested in becoming a member, please join us as a guest for lunch! To learn more about our club, please click here or use the Contact page to email us.
Our speaker on May 5th will be Professor Craig Just from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa. Prof. Just will discuss rural water sustainability. It's a timely and interesting topic in light of the recent discussion of water quality!
Future speakers and meetings can be found on our Schedule page.