Four Lee's Summit R-7 School District high school seniors were recently selected for the 2013 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2013. Students will be recognized at a luncheon in Columbia on April 28.
R-7 students selected were Wes Orth and Alexis Lowe of Lee's Summit High School, Alex McCarty of Lee's Summit North High School and Brittany James of Lee's Summit West High School.
Missouri Scholars 100 is sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri are invited to nominate candidates for this state-wide recognition. The selection is based primarily on a formula using the student's grade-point average and ACT or SAT college-preparation score. Each nominated student 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 must have a minimum GPA of 3.75, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,900, be ranked in the upper 10 percent of the class and have taken upper-level courses in mathematics, science, English and foreign language. The student must also have excellent attendance, be an exemplary school citizen and be involved in school activities.