Bailey, Jeffers honored by governor

WEST DES MOINES – Allison Bailey, a student at Webster City High School, and Jennifer Jeffers, a student at Northeast Hamilton High School, were among the students honored by Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds for outstanding academic achievement.

The honors were presented at the Eleventh Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 28 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

The statewide program, sponsored by the Governor’s Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association and its title sponsor the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, honored 439 high school seniors from throughout Iowa.

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. Sixty percent of the group plan to continue their education in Iowa.