Top students recognized by Gov. Brandstad

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
Top students recognized by Gov. Brandstad

Morgan Dunahoo, Colo-Nesco High School and Madison Merfeld, Nevada High School, were recognized by Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds for outstanding academic achievement at the 14th annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony May 1 in Des Moines. The statewide program is sponsored by the governor’s office, the Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.

Each high school was invited to select its senior student or students with the highest academic ranking, based on GPA for the first seven semesters. Students selected for the award also had the opportunity to recognize their favorite/most influential teacher.

Ninety-nine percent of those students recognized also participate in extracurricular school activities, with more than 80 percent participating in at least one interscholastic sport. More than 60 percent of the group plan to continue their education in Iowa.