Four Central Iowans have won Passport to Prosperity Awards, as awarded by the Iowa International Center. Winners are Tej Dhawan, a co-founder of StartupCity Des Moines, who is originally from India; Li Zhao Mandelbaum, president of China Operations with China Iowa Group in West Des Moines, who is originally from China; Aiddy Phomvisay, principal of Marshalltown High School, who is originally from Laos; and Claudia Schabel, organizational vibrancy champion at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston, who is originally from Brazil. An awards event is scheduled for Sept. 27 at Drake University's Olmsted Center. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.