Congratulations to senior Jacob Wahle, who was selected for the 2019 Missouri Scholars 100, which honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the Class of 2019. The announcement was made by St. John Vianney Principal Ian Mulligan on Tuesday morning.
Wahle and the rest of the honorees will be recognized at a luncheon in Columbia on April 28.
Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri were invited to nominate candidates for this statewide recognition. The selection is based primarily on a formula using the student's grade-point average and ACT or SAT score.
Each student nominated had to meet criteria of an "Academic Decathlon," which included 10 "events" designed to ensure the academic strength of the student. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 and taken high-level courses in mathematics, science, English and a foreign language. The student must also have excellent attendance, be an exemplary school citizen and be involved in a school activity program.
"The Missouri Scholars 100 Program is one of the most premier academic recognition programs in the country," said Clark Mershon, the Executive Director of the principals' association. "It is truly a celebration of learning. Students who are selected to this program have taken a rigorous course of study and have maintained the highest academic standards. The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals wants to celebrate the achievement and success of these students and their schools."
The 2019 program is the 25th Annual Missouri Scholars 100 recognition.