Malachi Hornbuckle, a student at Nevada High School, was recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 16th annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 29 in Des Moines.


Each high school selected a senior student with the highest academic ranking. Ninety-nine percent of those recognized also participate in extracurricular school activities, with more than 85 percent participating in interscholastic sports.


The statewide program is sponsored by the Governor’s Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.