Johanningmeier recognized by governor for academic excellence
To The Press
Carter Johanningmeier, a student at Charles City High School, was recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for outstanding academic achievement at the 17th Annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 28 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.
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 of high school.
In addition to his top academic standing, Johanningmeier is a varsity golfer and baseball pitcher, plays trumpet with the band and jazz band and has won numerous music and academic honors, including most recently performing at the Iowa High School Music Association 2018 All-State Music Festival in Ames in November.
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,” said Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill.
“The principles learned through academic success, like those learned from participation in education-based activities, help develop outstanding leaders and citizens,” said IHSAA Executive Director Alan Beste.
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.