Minna Mohammadi was recognized by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kimberly Reynolds for outstanding academic achievement at the 10th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 29 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.
The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor’s Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, honored 442 high school seniors from throughout Iowa.
Each high school was invited to select the senior student or students, depending on the size of the school, possessing the highest academic ranking based on grade point average for their first seven semesters. Students selected for the award also had the opportunity to recognize their favorite teacher and will receive a photo plaque of their meeting with Branstad and Reynolds.
Ninety-nine percent of those recognized also participated in school activities, with 80 percent participating in at least one interscholastic sport. More than 60 percent of the group plan to continue their education in Iowa.