Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was the guest speaker at the April 8 Prescott High School 4.0 Honors Banquet.
"To those who say Arizona is falling behind (in education), I say come to Prescott and see what the future looks like," Brewer said.
In addition to honoring PHS juniors and seniors achieving a 4.0 grade point average as well as Bradshaw Mountain High School vocational scholarship winners, Brewer said the banquet is also a testament to parents and teachers.
"Without parents, learning would not be complete, and student success is directly linked to quality teachers," the governor said.
For 49 years, the Prescott Sunrise Lions have recognized outstanding high school students.
The Lions awarded a $1,250 scholarship to each of the following vocational scholarship winners: Christian Statton, Flor Martinez, Brittany Mohr and Rian Adams-Mazza, all of Bradshaw Mountain High School.
The Czech Republic Youth Exchange winners are Sabine Doerstling and Callie Ochsner. The students will attend school in the Czech Republic next year.
PHS juniors achieving a 4.0 GPA include Amy Baldwin, Mackenzie Carter, Alison Fraher, Mariah Franklin, Henrik Hjelmland, Audree Lopez, Colton McConnell, Lucia Morvay, Drew Myers, Callie Ochsner, Alexandra Rindone, Max Roberts, Meghan Scott, Kelsey Startzell, Brittany Williams and Lea Worob.
PHS seniors achieving a 4.0 GPA include Hannah Berve, Nicole Cain, Lucas Chien, Sara Collette, Tyler Dalton, Michelle Frias, Kaushik Goswami, Katherine Hamman, Maili Huck, Ryan Lane, Scott Lemon, Savannah Martin, Jennifer Mincieli, Rachel Pace, Hiren Patell, Jamison Phelps, Carli Schiller, Kelsey Schilperoort. Aubree Schuenman, Michael Schurr, Nikil Selvam, Justin Shore, Stephanie Spence, Joel Steiger and Lucas Talken.
"You are the promise of the future, the standard for tomorrow and the blessing of today," Brewer told the students.