McFann awarded honorable mention
Thayer High School senior Sara McFann has been selected an Honorable Mention student in the 2002 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2002. The announcement was made by Kevin Hedden, principal at Thayer High School, during Awards Day on May 10.Missouri Scholars 100 is a program 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 must have a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1300, 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 the school activity program.