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Students recognized for academic excellence

May 18, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED Fairfield High School senior Anuja Pharasi is recognized for her academic excellence by Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Gov. Terry Branstad.

Two graduating high school students from Fairfield were recognized by Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds for outstanding academic achievement at the 15th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 30 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

The local recognized students were Anuja Pharasi from Fairfield High School and Jivani Rodriguez from Maharishi School.

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 429 high school seniors from across Iowa.

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 Branstad and Reynolds.

Ninety-nine percent of those recognized also participate in extra curricular school activities, with more than 75 percent participating in at lease one interscholastic sport. More than 65 percent of the group plan to continue their education in Iowa.


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