One of the people organizing the Iowa Hall of Pride is on the road, drumming up support from high schools across the Hawkeye State. Jack Lashier has visited 70 Iowa high schools so far, out of 403, in order to get them to start working on a sort of on-line booster club. Lashier says those websites are to include a historical perspective of their school, a way to showcase accomplishments, outstanding graduates and facts about their town. He says the websites will become part of an interactive display at the Iowa Hall of Pride. Each school will be listed alphabetically in kiosks and all sorts of facts will be accessible on electronic viewing screens.Lashier is director of special programs for the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The screens will show where the school is located, towns involved if it’s a merged system, the school colors, the school mascot and an icon can be pressed to hear the school fight song play out loud.Ground will be broken next month in Des Moines on the Iowa Hall of Pride, which will be part of the Iowa Events Center. The hall is expected to open in May of 2004. The hall is expected to cost 12-million dollars. The I-H-S-A-A has raise nine-point-and-a-half million so far.
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