• Congratulations to seniors Abby Manner and Michael Mischkot who were selected for this year's Missouri Scholars 100. The statewide program, now in its 27th year, honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in each year’s graduating class. The 2021 recipients will be honored at a luncheon in Columbia, Missouri, on April 25. 

    Manner has a GPA of 4.52 and earned a perfect ACT score of 36. She is ranked second in her class and is enrolled in six AP courses this year. Manner is a member of HOSA, Link Crew, NHS and served as a Timberland class officer. Her efforts also earned her the title of AP Scholar with Distinction. Manner plans to double major in biological sciences and business administration with a possible minor in Spanish at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She would like to eventually attend medical school and pursue a career as a cardiothoracic surgeon.

    Mischkot has a GPA of 4.365, is ranked ninth in his class at Timberland, and has scored a 35 on the ACT. He is enrolled in three AP courses this year, is an AP Scholar and a member of German NHS. Mischkot is a four-year member of the Timberland marching and symphonic bands, and is the trumpet section leader and principal player. He is a four-year All-Conference All-Academic Athlete, four-year varsity swim athlete, and is the captain of the Timberland Varsity Swim team, and a three-year junior varsity golf athlete. Mischkot was also selected to attend the Missouri Scholars Academy. He plans to major in electrical engineering at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

    Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri are invited to nominate candidates for this recognition, which 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" that included 10 events designed to test the academic strength of the student. To meet the decathlon requirements, the student must have had a minimum GPA of 3.75, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,600, be ranked in the upper 10% of the class, and have taken high-level courses in mathematics, science, English, and foreign language. Attendance, school activity involvement, and citizenship are also taken into consideration.