Jacob Prombo, of Perry, was selected by American Legion Post No. 85 to attend the annual session of the Iowa Hawkeye Boys State, which was held the week of June 11-16 at Camp Dodge, near Johnston. Jacob is the son of James Prombo and Sharon Hausner-Prombo.


Jacob is one of approximately 700 young men who attended the Iowa Hawkeye Boys State who have completed their junior year of high school and studies City, County and State government and administered them according to the law of Iowa. The boys also participated in legislative sessions, campaigning, party rallies, debating and voting, along with learning a deeper knowledge of parliamentary procedure.


In addition to their political activities, the boys heard several motivational speakers, along with State government officials. The culmination of the week was on Friday, June 17 with the final General Assembly, when awards and scholarships were announced.


Prombo attends Perry High School studies American History, math analysis, chemistry, English and criminal justice at DMACC. He is a member of the Bluejays Cross Country Team.


He was chosen to attend the Iowa Hawkeye Boys State on the basis of interest, leadership and scholastic qualities. Iowa Hawkeye Boys State delegates were supervised by commissioners of Iowa Boys State and Iowa Highway Patrol, agencies of Iowa government, the Iowa National Guard, the U.S. Military Services and Military Academies, professional career fields (lawyers, college admission counselors and teachers) and former American Legion Boys State delegates.