A St. Clair High School senior received an honorable mention award for the 2018 Scholars 100 program.

It was announced March 12 that senior Kate George was selected as an honorable mention in the 2018 Missouri Scholars 100, which is a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating Class of 2018.

Missouri Scholars 100 program is 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 first meet criteria of an “academic decathlon,” which included 10 events designed to assure the academic strength of the student.

To meet the decathlon requirements, the student mush have a minimum GPA of 3.75, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1280, be ranked in the upper 10 percent of the class and have taken upper level courses in mathematics, science, English and foreign language.

“Students who are selected to this program have taken a rigorous course of study and have maintained the highest academic standards,” said Phil Lewis, executive director of the principals’ association.

“The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals want to celebrate the achievement and success of these students and their schools.”