Two local students were recognized last month in Des Moines during the 17th annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony.

Recognized were Makenley Fenton, from Moulton-Udell High School, and Madeleine Robinson, from Centerville High School.

The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor's Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, honored 424 high school seniors from across Iowa.

"Iowa Farm Bureau members are proud that their organization showcases its commitment to youth and education in many ways, including the half million dollars in scholarships we provide each year. Our 17-year title sponsorship of the annual governor's scholar recognition ceremony is just one way we celebrate Iowa's exception high school students," said IFBF President Craig Hill.

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 Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg.

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