Grade Point Averages are the first thing considered, then the students answer a questionnaire. The questions are based on the Regional and State Student of the Year competitions.
The 8th grade teachers are given a list of all the students who qualify and the questionnaires they have filled out, then the teachers choose 10-12 candidates to go through an interview process.
Once all the candidates complete the interview process with counselors and administrators, a student is finally chosen to represent NMS as its Student of the Year.
The 2012-13 NMS Student of the Year candidates, listed alphabetically, are: Skyller Castello, Adam Clark, Connor Gibbon, Karli Hall, John-Paul Hardin, Joseph Harkrider, Ashleigh Martin, Stephanie Schlorke, Ashley Soileau, Faith Varnado and Zach Wall.
Be sure to see pick up the Jan. 16 issue of the Zachary Plainsman for the 2012-13 NMS Student of the Year!