Missouri Scholars

PBHS senior among top scholars in Missouri
Posted on 03/27/2017

Poplar Bluff High School senior Humza Siddiqui is being recognized among the 100 top scholars in the state from the graduating Class of 2017.

Qualifying students in the Missouri Scholars 100 Program must complete the “academic decathlon,” which includes the following criteria: A score of at least 29 points on the ACT or 1900 on the SAT; cumulative GPA of at least 3.75; top 10 percent of class; at least one credit in advanced placement mathematics, science and English; at least two credits in a foreign language; no more than 20 absences throughout high school career; exemplary school citizen; serve as an officer of a student organization or earn a school letter; and participate in a significant community service project. 

In addition to his academic excellence, Siddiqui has volunteered for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, tennis camp through the Parks Department, the Boys and Girls Club, the Kindergarten Fall Festival on behalf of the Spanish Club, and has participated in trash pickup, bell ringing and gift wrapping through the Beta Club, a student organization for which he serves as president. 

Upon graduating, Siddiqui plans to study biomedical engineering at St. Louis University, Vanderbilt University or Washington University, then advance to medical school. 

Siddiqui will be honored for his statewide achievement next month in Columbia during a luncheon sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. 

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Cutline: PBHS counselor Regina Williams, who nominated Humza Siddiqui for the Missouri Scholars 100 Program, congratulates the senior. In Williams’ hand is also a certificate indicating Siddiqui has been named a National Merit Program finalist.

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