Oakville, Mehlville students recognized as National Merit Scholars

Oakville and Mehlville high students recognized as National Merit Schlolars, from left, are: Ian Hurt, Christoper King, Michael Menkhus, Bridgette Pagano, Andrew Ludwig and Andrew Oliver.

Oakville and Mehlville high students recognized as National Merit Schlolars, from left, are: Ian Hurt, Christoper King, Michael Menkhus, Bridgette Pagano, Andrew Ludwig and Andrew Oliver.

Mehlville School District officials this week honored the achievements of Oakville and Mehlville high school seniors who have been recognized as National Merit Scholars.

Honored were Oakville High School students Michael Menkhus, Andrew Oliver, Andrew Ludwig and Bridgette Pagano, and Mehlville High School students Ian Hurt and Christopher King.

Menkhus is the son of Christopher and Carol Menkhus. He is a National Merit Finalist and a member of the Missouri Scholars 100. He will attend Truman State University.

Oliver is the son of David and Kathleen Oliver. He is a National Merit Novartis Scholarship recipient, a National Merit Finalist and received honorable mention in the Missouri Scholars 100. He will attend St. Louis University.

Ludwig is the son of Wayne and Kristie Ludwig. He is a National Merit Commended Scholar and will attend the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Pagano is the daughter of Daryl and Dayna Pagana. She is a National Merit Commended Scholar and will attend Missouri Southern State University.

Hurt is the son of Kevin and Susan Hurt. He is a National Merit finalist, a member of the Missouri Scholars 100 and will attend the University of Northern Colorado.

King is the son of James and Kimberley King. He is a National Merit Commended Student and will attend the University of Missouri.

Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Candidates must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.75, a minimum ACT score of 29, be ranked in the upper 10 percent of the class and have taken upper level courses in mathematics, science, English and foreign language.

Missouri Scholars 100 candidates must have excellent attendance, be exemplary citizens and be involved in school activities.