NSHSS Celebrates Young Scholars in U.S. Capital at 10th Anniversary Event

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The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) will hold its annual Scholar's Day event on Friday, August 3, 2012, in Washington, DC, at Georgetown University. The Society is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will recognize outstanding students, scholarship recipients, and educators during the program.

Co-Founders James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel of the National Society of High School Scholars

Co-Founders James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel of the National Society of High School Scholars

NSHSS President James Lewis added, "What they are doing in their schools and in their hometowns is truly admirable, and each of them highlights the hope and the confidence we all should have in our young people.

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) will hold its annual Scholar's Day event on Friday, August 3, 2012, in Washington, DC, at Georgetown University. The Society is celebrating its 10th anniversary and will recognize outstanding students, scholarship recipients, and educators during the program.

NSHSS Chair and Co-founder Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, will deliver the keynote address. Featured speakers at the event also include NSHSS Advisory Board member Dr. Bernice A. King and representatives from NSHSS partner, the CIA; the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs; and the Office of Naval Research. NSHSS corporate and educational partners will congratulate students as well, including Eric Seldon, Senior Vice President of Aflac; and representatives from Abercrombie & Fitch; Envision EMI; Fairleigh Dickinson University; and K12 Academy. Mr. Nobel will also award the 2012 NSHSS Leadership Legacy Award to Rear Admiral Matthew L. Klunder, Chief of Naval Research, for dedication to the support of STEM education and diversity.

Mr. Nobel will personally award scholarships at the event to recent graduates based on their academic achievements, leadership, and community service and announce new scholarship opportunities for members. "These students have already reached great heights by demonstrating consistently academic strength and community leadership, and we are proud to show our pride and support with our current round of scholarship awards," said Mr. Nobel. NSHSS President James Lewis added, "What they are doing in their schools and in their hometowns is truly admirable, and each of them highlights the hope and the confidence we all should have in our young people."

Following the program, NSHSS will hold a members-only college fair including university officials from Agnes Scott College, Boston University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Georgetown College, Howard University, King’s College London, Louisiana State University, Rice University, Rutgers University, the University of Alabama, the University of the District of Columbia, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the University of Melbourne, the University of Toronto, and Virginia State University.

About The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)
NSHSS was established to highlight the accomplishments of high school students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment, as well as to foster their continued success. NSHSS has inducted over 800,000 members from over 160 countries. NSHSS provides a wide array of member benefits that prepare students for both college and careers. For more information visit http://www.nshss.org.

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