Bank Iowa has designed a program that recognizes Iowa High School students for academic excellence and outstanding achievements during state competitions. The traveling cup challenge is a combined statewide, yearlong competition among member schools of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, Iowa High School Music Association, Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, and the Iowa High School Speech Association. Points are rewarded for every activity in which a school reaches a state competition, advances in a state competition, receives a Division I rating, and earns academic recognition from the state associations. A winner is determined for each of the four high school state classes. Vinton-Shellsburg placed 7th for the 2015-16 school year among all 3A Iowa High Schools. Good job Vinton-Shellsburg students and staff.