High school senior Emma McIntyre of New Haven High School has been 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. The announcement was made by Tina Wnuk, principal at New Haven High School. Students will be recognized at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
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 first had to meet criteria of an “Academic Decathlon,” which included ten “events” designed to assure the academic strength of the student. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,600, be ranked in the upper ten 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.
Clark Mershon, Executive Director of the principals’ association, said, “The Missouri Scholars 100 Program is one of the most premier academic recognition programs in the country. It is truly a celebration of learning. Students who are selected to this program have taken a rigorous course of study and have maintained the highest academic standards. The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals wants to celebrate the achievement and success of these students and their schools.”
Sophia is the daughter of Daniel and Rebeeca Long. Sophia is a very active student at NHMS. She is a member of both the band and choir, plays basketball, volleyball, and is on the track and field team. Outside of school, she plays on a select softball team and she says that she likes to spend time reading.
Academically, Sophia’s teachers say that she is a high achiever and very dedicated to her work. Her teachers also indicate that she is mature, responsible, and goes above and beyond on her assignments. She is on the A honor roll and received an award in 6th grade for reading 2,034,656 words.
Hannah is the daughter of Keith and Ruth Rethemeyer. Hannah is a three-sport athlete. She plays volleyball, basketball and is on the track and field team. Hannah is a member of the marching band, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and National Honor Society. She is the vice president of Future Business Leaders of America, vice president of Student Council, vice president of Family Career and Community Leaders of America, and is the vice president of the senior class.
Hannah has placed in FBLA competitions at the district and state levels. She placed 1st in many track and field races over the years including 1st place in the 4x800 at the district and sectional level, and the 4x400 at the district level. She has been a member of the 3rd place at state track and field teams as well as the 4th place at state volleyball team of 2020. Hannah has earned the Academic Achievement Award, Academic All-Conference Award, and Academic All-State Award in multiple sports and multiple years of high school.
Hannah is also very busy outside of school. She is a member of the Trinity Lutheran and Immanuel Lutheran Church Youth groups. She works at Save-A-Lot, Camp Trinity, and Christian News. After high school, she plans to attend Bethany Lutheran College and go into graphic design. She just recently signed to run on the track and field team at Bethany.