BHS Seniors Receive Academic Honors

BHS Seniors Receive Academic Honors
Posted on 04/06/2022
This is the image for the news article titled BHS Seniors Receive Academic HonorsBRANSON, MO (April 6, 2022) – Two seniors at Branson High School have received titles for the 2022 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2022. Rhett Garner has been selected as one of the top 100, and Carter Jenkins has received “Honorable Mention.” The announcement was made at an assembly by Dr. Jack Harris, Principal at Branson High School.

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. Each nominee first had to meet criteria of an "Academic Decathlon," which included ten "events" designed to assure the academic strength of the student. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,600, be ranked in the upper ten percent of the class and have taken high-level courses in mathematics, science, English, and foreign language. The student must also have excellent attendance and be an exemplary school citizen.

Clark Mershon, Executive Director of the principals' association, 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. 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 2022 program is the 28th Annual Missouri Scholars 100 recognition. Honorees will be recognized at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri on Sunday, May 1, 2022.