Lt. Governor Gregg, Caitlyn Pruiett and Governor Reynolds.
Caitlyn Pruiett, a student at Wayne Community School was recognized by Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 16th Annual Governorís Scholar Recognition Ceremony on April 29 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.
The statewide program sponsored by the Iowa Governorís office, Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), honored 430 high school seniors from across the state.
Each high school was invited to select a senior student with 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/most influential teacher and will receive a photo plaque of their meeting with Governor Reynolds and Lt. Governor Gregg.
Ninety-nine percent of those recognized also participated in extra-curricular school activities, with more than 85 percent participating in at least one interscholastic sport. More than 60 percent of the group plan to continue their education in Iowa.