Lampman honored by governor

Austin Lampman, Webster CIty, center, poses with Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg and Gov. Kim Reynolds at a recognition ceremony at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

WEST DES MOINES – Austin Lampman, a senior at Webster City High School, was recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 17th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 28 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 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 exceptional high school students,” said IFBF President Craig Hill. “We all recognize the need for supporting youth, because they hold the keys of Iowa’s continued innovation and economic success.”

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 or most influential teacher and will receive a photo plaque of their meeting with Gov. Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Gregg.

Ninety-nine percent of those recognized also participate in extra-curricular 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.

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