Recent Chillicothe High School graduate Lane Clark has been selected as an "Honorable Mention" student in the 2013 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of the state's top academic students in the graduating class of 2013.
Missouri Scholars 100 is sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.
"Students who are selected to this program have taken a rigorous course of study and have maintained the highest academic standards," said Jim L. King, executive director of the principals' association. "The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals wants to celebrate the achievement and success of these students and their schools."
Schools across Missouri were invited to nominate candidates for this recognition. The selection was based primarily on a formula using the students' grade point average and ACT or SAT scores. 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 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 their 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 a school activity program.