Two students at Nixa High School, Carson Neal and Emma Roesler, have been recognized as being some of the Top 100 Missouri Scholars, a list of the top students in the state compiled by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.
The students were nominated by schools based on a formula using grade point average and ACT or SAT score. The students also are compared to an “Academic Decathlon” which measure the academic strength of the student over a course of ten “events.”
Students have to maintain a minimum GPA of 3.75, minimum ACT of 29 or SAT score of 1,900 and be ranked in the upper ten percent of their class.
“I would say that being recognized as part of the Missouri Scholars 100 shows that all of the time and work that I have put into my education throughout my years of high school has paid off to make me one of the top 100 students in Missouri based on their criteria,” Neal told OI. “To me, it also means that Nixa’s education system must be doing a lot of things right in order to produce two students that are within the top 100 students in Missouri. It is an honor to receive this award.”
The students also have to take upper-level classes in math, science, English and a foreign language. Attendance, involvement in school activities and behavior are also considered for nominated students.
“I have worked very hard throughout my high school career and am proud of everything that I have accomplished,” Roesler told OI. “I am happy that my dedication has paid off and am honored to add this award to my list of accomplishments.”