The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Stacy Madsen, a sophomore at Sioux Central High School, has been named a United States National Award winner in mathematics.
Madsen was nominated for this national award by Karen Stacy, a teacher at the school. She will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, which is published nationally.
"Recognizing and supporting our youth is more important than ever before in America's history. Certainly United States Achievement Academy winners should be congratulated and appreciated for their dedication to excellence and achievement," said Dr. George Stevens, executive director of the United States Achievement Academy.
The Academy selects USAA winners upon the exclusive recommendation of teachers, coaches, counselors and other qualified sponsors and upon the standards of selection set forth by the Academy.
Students must meet certain criteria for selection, including academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities, responsibility, enthusiasm, motivation to learn and improve, citizenship, attitude and cooperative spirit, dependability and recommendation from a teacher or director.
Stacy is the daughter of Paul and Joy Madsen of Sioux Rapids and the granddaughter of Jack and Ramona Gidley of Sioux Rapids and Ed and Bonnie Madsen of Rembrandt.