Dwight R. Pogemiller
2021 Comet Hall of Fame Inductee
Dwight Pogemiller graduated from Iowa State Teachers College in 1948 after having taught at Lamont Iowa for one year on a war emergency certificate. He received his Master of Arts degree in School Administration from the University of Iowa in 1954. Dwight started his career in education as a junior high principal for 13 years in Janesville and 2 years in Centerville. For 23 years from 1962 to 1985, Dwight was the Charles City Junior High principal. He was a lifetime member of the National Education Association and the Floyd County Historical Society. He was a 32 year member of the Charles City Noon Kiwanis Club where he served as president in 1966. He was an active member of the Trinity United Methodist Church where he was a trustee from 1964 to 1969. Dwight was an Honorary Chapter Farmer in the FFA. He was instrumental in helping to organize officials for the CABA baseball tournaments. He received the Educational Administrators of Iowa Special Recognition Award for over 30 years as a school principal. In 1982, Dwight was honored with the Jaycees Distinguished Services Award. In 1984, he received the Rotary Club Vocational Services Award. In 1984, the Charles City Junior High School was chosen as one of the 14 schools in Iowa for Secondary School Recognition. Dwight’s love for education was shared by his wife, Marlys, who served as the Charles City Junior High librarian for many of the years Dwight was principal. Dwight passed away in 1997 at the age of 72.
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Comet Homecoming and Comet Hall of Fame Induction 2021