Farmington High School senior Caitlyn Mabry has been selected for the 2021 Missouri Scholars 100, said Farmington High School Principal Jamie LaMonds.
The statewide program honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the 2021 graduating class. Students will be recognized at a lunch on April 25 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.
According the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP), schools across the state were invited to nominate candidates for recognition. Selection is based primarily on a formula using the student’s grade point average and ACT or SAT score. Each student nominated had to first meet criteria of an Academic Decathlon, which included 10 events designed to assure the academic strength of the student.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1600. The student must also be ranked in the upper 10% of the class and have taken high-level courses in mathematics, science, English and foreign language. Also required is excellent attendance, to be an exemplary school citizen and be involved in the school activity program.
Clark Mershon, MoASSP executive director, said the Missouri Scholars 100 Program is one of the "most premier academic recognition programs in the country. It is truly a celebration of learning." He said students who are selected to this program have taken a rigorous course of study and have maintained the highest academic standards.