Rachel Fosbender, senior at St. Edmond Catholic School, received the Governor’s Scholar Award in Des Moines on April 27. Fosbender was selected to represent St. Edmond at the ceremony because she is ranked the top student academically in her senior class. She met Gov. Branstad and received her certificate along with 450 students from across the state. Each student chose their “favorite or most influential” teacher to be recognized at the ceremony. Fosbender chose Melanie Vogt, St. Edmond High School English teacher, because “Her enthusiasm and passion for teaching inspired me to love English as well. It influenced me to pursue a career as an English teacher.” The teachers were honored with a Certificate of Appreciation that was signed by the governor and the student. Pictured from left: Melanie Vogt and Rachel Fosbender.