7-8 year old grand prize: Christian Burkhart – A Firefighter
9-10 year old grand prize: Olivia Schneider – A Kindergarten Teacher
11-12 year old grand prize: Regan Demmer – A Dairy Farmer
Elizabeth Buchheim (pronounced boo-heim) (Cedar Rapids) – A Happy Engineer
Karlee Colby (Cedar Rapids) – Doesn’t know, but that’s okay!
Abram Johnson (Cedar Rapids) – Sports Commentator
Jenna Pelechek (Cedar Rapids) – Dolphin Trainer
Gwen Thompson (Cedar Rapids) – Architect & Interior Designer
Adam Zehms (Mount Vernon) – Navy Engineer
-Summer Writing Contest kicked off June 1 and ran through July 31.
-Kids ages 7-12 had to answer the question: “What I want to be when I grow up and why?”
-Record number of entrants this year (almost 300)
-Grand prize winners won tickets to Adventureland, Valley Fair and a cash prize, in additional to several gift cards and merchandise courtesy of our Show You Care Sponsors.