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Student Spotlight

March 20, 2013

Missouri Academy student among Missouri Scholars 100

Updated May 1, 2013

Nabig Ahmed Chaudhry

Nabig Ahmed Chaudhry

Nabig Ahmed Chaudhry, a second-year student at Northwest Missouri State University’s Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing, has been selected for the 2013 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that annually honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class.

Chaudhry, of Battlefield, was recognized with the other honorees April 28 during a luncheon in Columbia.

“Nabig is a very polite, unassuming and bright young man, who is the epitome of what we refer to at the Missouri Academy as ‘IQ’ – integrity and quality,” Missouri Academy Dean Dr. Cleo Samudzi said.

Missouri Scholars 100 is sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri are invited to nominate students who meet criteria of an “Academic Decathlon,” which includes 10 events designed to assure the academic strength of the student. The student also must 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 his or her class, and have taken upper level courses in mathematics, science, English and foreign language. The student must have excellent attendance, be an exemplary school citizen and be involved in school activities.

Additionally, Jacob Wise, a current Missouri Academy student was nominated by his sending school, Timberland High School in Wentzville, and is recognized among this year’s Missouri Scholars 100. Samudzi noted five other Missouri Academy students met the criteria for Missouri Scholars 100, but schools are permitted to nominate only one student per year.

A Missouri Academy student has been recognized by Missouri Scholars 100 annually since 2006.

The Missouri Academy of Science, Mathematics and Computing is an early-entrance-to-college, two-year residential program, located on the Northwest Missouri State University campus. Students attend the Missouri Academy for two years, replacing the junior and senior years of traditional high school. While at the Missouri Academy, students are enrolled in a curriculum consisting of college coursework taught by Northwest professors. Upon successful completion, students earn an associate of science degree and a high school diploma. The Missouri Academy gives high-performing and exceptional students an opportunity to live, socialize and study in a learning community of peers.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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