Adam Sievers, a senior at Storm Lake High School, is one of 50 Iowa high school seniors who have been honored in the 2004 Iowa Academic All-State Team recognition program.
Adam, whose parents are Dan and Julie Sievers, was named to one of the five regional Academic All-State Teams that was announced last Sunday in the Des Moines Sunday Register. Those 50 students then competed for one of the 10 coveted spots on the 2004 Iowa Academic All-State Team.
The Academic All-State Teams are chosen annually by The Register to recognize Iowa's top high school seniors for their achievements in the classroom, in their extra-curricular activities and in the volunteer work they do in their communities.
The Academic All-State program is now in its 19th year. The program was begun by The Register and is sponsored annually by the newspaper in cooperation with nine statewide education organizations.
The Academic All-State selection process began in 2003 when each Iowa high school was asked to nominate one senior to compete for the prestigious Academic All-State honors. Nearly 400 schools from throughout the state submitted nominations.
The students were asked to complete nomination forms that included lists of their school, church and community activities; their high school grades; their college-entrance examination scores, and the essays the students wrote.
Judges provided by the education organizations selected 10 students from each of Iowa's five regions for the regional Academic All-State Teams. A team of statewide judges then met to evaluate the 50 regional winners and choose the 10-member Iowa Academic All-State Team for 2004.