A Clinton High School student has researched and written the following article about one of the 2022 Hall of Honor inductees. The induction ceremony will occur on Friday, April 8, at Clinton High School.
Accomplishments in Academic Fields
By Hillary Burken
Addison Stark, Hall of Honor inductee for 2022, was born and raised just outside of Clinton Iowa. He attended Clinton High School for the college and AP classes offered. While at Clinton he also found passions for the fine arts programs including orchestra, jazz band, and theatre. From there Mr. Stark went to the University of Iowa majoring in mathematics and chemistry, with a minor in German. While there he was exposed to many new opportunities that allowed him to advocate at both the State and Federal government level. After graduating from the University of Iowa Mr. Stark moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he received two masters degrees in Technology & Public Policy and Mechanical Engineering, graduating with his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. Following graduation, he moved to Washington, DC where he has been working to develop new technologies needed to address climate change. When asked about his time at Clinton High, Mr. Stark says the self confidence and the ability to walk into a room where he knew no one and talk to everyone were some of the biggest skills he gained from CHS. Stark reflected fondly on his time at Clinton by stating “No matter where you go when you graduate from CHS you’ll always know where home is.“
The public will be invited for the luncheon and induction speech portion of the day scheduled between 11:30 and 2:30 on Friday April 8. The Clinton High School culinary students will cater the luncheon. Inductees will be guests of the Hall of Honor Committee. The luncheon will cost $14 per other attendees. Main entrees are Seafood Lasagna or Caesar Chicken. Please call Deb Deters at 563-243-7540, extension 1180 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.