Over the last weekend, senior Shelby Mead was recognized at a ceremony in Columbia, MO for being selected for the 2021 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2021.
According to the announcement of Mead’s achievement, selection [for the 2021 Missouri Scholars 100] 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 the criteria of an “Academic Decathlon”, which included 10 events designed to assure the academic strength of the student.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,600. The student must also be ranked in the upper 10% of the class and have taken high-level courses in Mathematics, Science, English, and Foreign Language. Also required is excellent attendance, being an exemplary school citizen, and being involved in the school activity program.
In addition to her numerous honors and advanced courses, Shelby is a member of Ursuline’s National Honor Society, currently serving as President. She is also a member of Ursuline’s chapter of the National Honors Society of Dance Arts, dances on Ursuline’s Varsity Dance team, and is a member of the environmental club.. We are so proud of Shelby for her accomplishments, her hard work, and her love of learning.