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Slings One of Missouri's Top Seniors

Rachel Slings, a senior, has been named one of Missouri’s top students in the Scholars 100 recognition program. The statewide program honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2017.

Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools were invited to nominate candidates for this recognition. The selection is based on a formula using the student’s grade point average and ACT or SAT score. Students nominated for the recognition had to first meet qualifications of an “Academic Decathlon” which included ten elements designed to assure the academic strength of the student. To meet the decathlon requirements, students must: have a minimum grade point average of 3.75; earn a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 2,400; achieve a ranking in the upper 10% of the class; successfully complete upper level courses in mathematics, science, English and foreign language; maintain excellent attendance; be an exemplary student; and be involved in the school activity program.

Slings, her family, and BHS principal Jack Harris, will attend a luncheon held in honor of Missouri’s top scholars on April 23. The event will be held in Columbia.