Smith-Cotton High School seniors Caroline Beard and Alisa Sonnik have received honorable mention for the 2022 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2022.

The announcement was made by S-C High Principal Wade Norton.

Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri nominate candidates, with selection based primarily on a formula using the student's grade point average and ACT or SAT score.

Each student nominated had first to meet criteria of an "Academic Decathlon," which included 10 events designed to assure the academic strength of the student.

The student also must be ranked in the upper 10 percent of the class and have taken high-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 the school activity program.

Beard is the Smith-Cotton Student Council president, performs in the New Score Singers show choir and is active in theater, where she was student director for S-C’s Theatre For A Cause production this year.

Sonnik performs with the S-C High orchestra, is a member of the Math Team and is the founder and director of the S-C National Honor Society’s Tutoring Committee.

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