StateRoundup

West Liberty

• West Liberty High School is holding a prom dress drive now until March 1. They are seeking new or gently used prom dresses or evening gowns, shoes, jewelry and accessories. All items must be clean, modern and in good condition. Donations can be dropped off at the high school in care of Kelly Butcher during business hours. All dresses will be available to WLHS students at no cost. The purpose is to hopefully make prom more affordable for more students to attend. — West Liberty Index

Oxford

• Cappy, the official mascot of the Clear Creek Amana high school baseball program has likely seen his last season with the Clippers. Cappy, a grizzled ship’s captain, was introduced to CCA in 2013 on a banner attached to the outfield fence and quickly became something of a controversial figure. One point brought up in a 2014 discussion was the lack of an “official” school logo for the district. Lauri Hamann, the district’s communications director, is trying to rectify the inconsistencies and develop a comprehensive branding for CCA. — North Liberty News

Wapello

• The Wapello High School Pom Squad will host its annual Send Off to state at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Nov. 27 in the high school gym. The girls will be performing all of their state routines, with Pom Squad T-shirts available for purchase. The Iowa State Dance and Drill Team Competition takes place Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Iowa is the home to the largest high school dance competition in the nation, with more than 600 routines being performed during the two-day competition by students from 278 schools. — Wapello Republican

Mount Vernon

• Magical Night will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Nov. 30 throughout uptown Mount Vernon. The annual event includes a dance recital, a live nativity scene, a craft show, visits with Santa, open houses in First Street businesses, an international cultural celebration, live music, reindeer, a camel, a trackless train and a trolley car that connects all activities. The event is free and open to the public. — Sun, Mount Vernon-Lisbon