Lindsay Carter (Emmetsburg) and Madison Hough (Graettinger-Terril) were recognized for the achievement by a video address from Governor Reynolds.
Emmetsburg’s Lindsay Carter and Graettinger-Terril’s Madison Hough were honored with the 2020 Governor’s Scholar award yesterday (April 29th).
Carter, who excelled in the classroom as well as on the field and courts as a National Honor Society student and four-sport athlete, was named Emmetsburg High School’s Governor’s Scholar. The Governor’s Scholar award began in 2003 and recognizes the state of Iowa’s highest academic achievers. Carter will be attending University of Northern Iowa and will be pursuing a degree in Spanish Education.
Hough, who signed with Iowa Lakes Community College women’s basketball team, excelled on and off the court as well. Earning several honors in her years as a GT-RA Titan, to include All Conference Honors and 1st Team All Twin Lakes Conference, Hough was projected early on to being the Class of 2020’s valedictorian.
The two are among 424 seniors who are selected by their respective high schools as being the top academic achiever. The honorees will be receiving a plaque and certificate to commemorate the achievement and her most influential teacher will receive a certificate of appreciation.
Normally, the Governor conducts these types of recognitions in person, but was unable to do so due to the current pandemic. On the Iowa High School Athletic Association website, Governor Reynolds congratulates and provides her best wishes to the honorees by a video address.
“I’m so proud of you and confident that all of you will achieve great things”, Governor Reynolds said. “And while some of you may leave Iowa for a time, I am counting on you to come back and make our great state an even better place to call home”.