It all started in an eighth-grade classroom in Forest City.
The teacher asked students what they wanted to become when they grew up. Most of the students had common responses, like firemen and policemen.
One student, however, gave a response that is still remembered by others in the class. “I want to become the governor of the state of Iowa!” said a young man.
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Veritas: Vol. 1
, Article 5.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/veritas/vol1/iss1/5