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Clippers and Bolts honored

2020 Iowa Governor’s Scholar Program recipients named

DES MOINES– Clear Creek Amana’s Trace Johanson and Sarah Grace Stewart, and Liberty High’s Rudy Nahra and Harrison Voigt are among 424 seniors from across the state that were chosen for the 2020 Iowa Governor’s Scholar Program.
The Governor’s Office, the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), and title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau have recognized Iowa’s top academic students since 2003. The seniors being honored were selected by their schools as the highest academic achievers and will receive a recognition plaque and certificate. In addition, each student’s most influential teacher will also receive a certificate of appreciation.
This year’s in-person ceremony was cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, and instead the student honorees were announced via social media and the IHSAA website.
“The principles learned through academic success, like those learned from participation in school activities, help develop outstanding young leaders,” said IHSAA executive director Tom Keating. “The partnership between the IHSAA and the Iowa Farm Bureau, along with the great cooperation of the Governor’s Office has made this prestigious program possible for many years.”
Clear Creek Amana High School Principal Mark Moody said, “Grace and Trace have consistently proven throughout their high school years to be students of exceptional character and remarkable achievements. They challenged themselves academically and personally to be great examples for our study body.”
According to a press release more than 99 percent of the group participates in school activities, and more than 60 percent plan to pursue their post-secondary education in Iowa.