Pictured with Nathan, from left to righ, are: his father, Phillip Parke; his mother, Joy Parke; and Dr. Sherri Miller, principal of Ray-Pec High School.The 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. Each student nominated had to meet criteria of an “Academic Decathlon,” which included 10 “events” designed to assure the academic strength of the students. To meet the requirements, the students had to have a minimum grade point average of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,900, be ranked in the upper 10 percent of the class, and have taken upper level courses in mathematics, science, English, and foreign language. In addition, the student had to have excellent attendance, be an exemplary school citizen, and be involved in the school activity program.