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Liberty and Timberland Students Named to Missouri Scholars 100


May 26, 2023

Three Wentzville School District students were selected for this year’s Missouri Scholars 100. Liberty High School seniors Janet Musangali and Rian Nelson, and Timberland High School senior Oyinloluwa Ganiyu were named to the distinguished list. The statewide program, now in its 29th year, honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in each year’s graduating class. The 2023 recipients were recognized at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Mo., on April 30, 2023.

Musangali had a weighted GPA of 4.4, scored a 34 on the ACT, and was ranked fourth in her class. She was a member of HOSA, Link Crew, the National Honor Society and was a varsity cheerleader. Musangali was also a member of the Student Council, cabinet member of the Diversity & Activism clubs, and was a class committee member her freshman year. 

Nelson had a weighted GPA of 4.4, scored a 34 on the ACT, and was ranked seventh in her class. She was a member of Link Crew, and the National Honor Society. Nelson was a class officer and a member of the track and golf teams. 

Ganiyu had a weighted GPA of 4.5, scored a 32 on the ACT, and was ranked first in her class. She was the HOSA president, a member of the Link Crew, class officer, and the National Honor Society. Ganiyu was also a member of Girl Up, Girls for Med, Giving Teens, and a BU Rise Intern. 

Missouri Scholars 100 Honorable Mention students include Lila Sverdrup from Holt High School and Mason Balfany from Timberland High School. 

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 ten 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 ten percent of the class and have taken upper-level courses in mathematics, science, English, and foreign language. Attendance, school activity involvement, and citizenship are also taken into consideration.