High School Senior Earns State Academic Honor

Brentwood High School senior Eloise Ayotte

May 10, 2023

Brentwood High School senior Eloise Ayotte has been selected for the 2023 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the Class of 2023.

“Eloise is the perfect example of a Brentwood student who took advantage of the opportunities afforded to her in high school,” said BHS Principal Dr. Ed Johnson. “Her story as a successful student-athlete, accomplished journalist and advocate for social justice with a commitment to community service is inspirational.”

Missouri Scholars 100 is sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MoASSP). Schools across Missouri are invited to nominate candidates for this recognition, with selection based primarily on a formula using the student's grade-point average and ACT or SAT score. Each student nominated must meet the criteria of an "Academic Decathlon," which is designed to test the academic strength of the student.

To meet the decathlon requirements, the student must have had a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,280, be ranked in the top 10% of the class and have taken high-level courses in mathematics, science, English and world language. Attendance, extracurricular involvement and citizenship are also considered.

“The Missouri Scholars 100 program is one of the premier academic recognition programs in the country,” said MoASSP Executive Director Clark Mershon. “Students selected for this program have taken a rigorous course of study and maintained the highest academic standards. The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals wants to celebrate the achievements and success of these students and their schools.”