The eighth annual Governor’s Scholar Recognition Ceremony is coming up and several area seniors will be featured. From Pella, Kara Burnett and Nathan Kooker. Paige Blom from Pella Christian, Katie Ayers and Austin Houser from Knoxville. Also to be recognized are Michael Still from Twin Cedars, Keri Beener from PCM and Haylie Branson from Melcher Dallas. Four hundred forty nine seniors from across the state have been selected as the top academic acheivers in their schools. The ceremony takes place Sunday May 1st at the Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines at 1 pm.