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May 26, 2021 Achievements

East High Student Earns 2nd Place In the University of Iowa/Jacobson Institute’s Innovator Competition

Megan Thompson

Megan Thompson, a senior from East High School, earned second place in the University of Iowa/Jacobson Institute’s Innovator Competition.

Thompson was introduced to the competition through her coursework in the Sioux City Career Academy, where she participates in the business and entrepreneurship pathways.

The innovator competition is for any high school student in grades 9-12. To encourage the entrepreneurial mindset in youth, the Jacobson Institute sponsors the Innovator Competition each fall and spring. This investment in the future of entrepreneurship provides high school innovators with financial support and feedback from successful entrepreneurs.

Thompson’s project, Meganogrphy, is a destination wedding and elopement photography and videography business that was established in 2016. Her second place honor came with a $1,000 award to support the ongoing entrepreneurship efforts of the business.

Meganography has photographed over 40 weddings, and has 38 booked for the upcoming 2021 wedding season. Meganography travels all over the U.S. and will be able to travel worldwide starting in 2022. The company’s purpose is to deliver timeless & documentary-styled affordable photo and video options for couples.