Athletes honored for academics by Governor

DES MOINES – Six area seniors will be honored for their academic achievements at the Eighth Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony, which will be held April 25 at the Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

Lauren Fellers (Red Oak), Monique Morgan (East Mills), Mitchell Nicholas (Essex), Jessica Backhaus (Griswold), Alex Whigham (Stanton), and Alex Herzberg (Villisca) were among more than 425 Iowa seniors who were selected by the state.

During the ceremonies Governor Chet Culver will host the event and address the audience along with Iowa’s 2010 Teacher of the Year, Sarah Wessling (Johnson High School).

Each student will receive a photo plaque and certificate to commemorate their achievement. 

Among the 425-plus students, more than 99 percent of the group participates in school activities, with more than 85 percent participating in at least one athletic competition.

To date, 61 percent of the honored seniors are also planning to continue their education in Iowa.


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Red Oak, IA 51566
Phone: 712-623-2566 Fax: 712-623-2568

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