The 5th year of the James Jordan Scholars Leadership Institute launched Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at West Des Moines City Hall. The area high school juniors will meet for 9 months, learning about leadership and developing skills in the subjects related to the life of James Jordan, one of the state’s most influential early leaders.

From left to right (back row): Angie Kang, Carolyn Olney, Meghan McDonald, Jude Borromeo, Meghan Meyer, Andrew Wedemeyer, Benjamin Payzant, George Pierson

(front row) Grace Binstick, Sophia Koenig, Jewel Peter, Kenji Bachmann,  Libby Smith, Jalyn Wu, Catalina Samaniego, Kathryn Jones