WEST DES MOINES -- A Logan-Magnolia High School senior and a Woodbine High School senior were recognized by Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg for their outstanding academic achievements at the 17th Annual Governor's Scholar Recognition Ceremony April 28 in Des Moines.

At Logan-Magnolia, the honoree was Abigail Ridder, daughter of Tom and Colleen Ridder, and at Woodbine, the honoree was Hailey Ryerson, daughter of Pete and Karen Ryerson.

The statewide program, sponsored by the Iowa Governor's Office, Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) and its title sponsor, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), honored 424 high school seniors from across Iowa.

Each high school was invited to select a senior student with the highest academic ranking, based on GPA for their first seven semesters.

Students selected for the honor also had the opportunity to recognize their favorite/most influential teacher and will receive a photo plaque of their meeting with Reynolds and Gregg.

Ninety-nine percent of those recognized also participate in extra-curricular school activities, with more than 80 percent participating in at least one sport.

And more than 60 percent of the group plans to continue their education in Iowa. Congrats to these two ladies!