Local Student Akilah Releford Receives National Honor

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Northwest Career And Technical student recognized for superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars

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The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today announced that Northwest Career And Technical student Akilah Releford from N Las Vegas, NY, has been selected for membership. The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

"On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Akilah has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence," said Mr. Nobel. "Akilah is now a member of a unique community of scholars - a community that represents our very best hope for the future ."

"Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources, and opportunities," stated NSHSS President James Lewis. "We aim to help students like Akilah build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community."

Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, online forums, personalized recognition items, and publicity honors.


Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision, and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently, there are more than 530,000 Society members in over 160 countries. NSHSS provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people.

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