SOURCE: National Society of High School Scholars Foundation

National Society of High School Scholars Foundation

July 30, 2015 08:00 ET

National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) to Hold Its 2015 Signature Event: Scholars Day

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) will hold its 2015 Scholars Day event on Saturday, August 1, 2015. More than 1,500 diverse scholars, parents and educators will attend this signature event at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. NSHSS is an international honor society organization that recognizes the academic excellence of high-achieving millennials from around the world and inspires them to reach their full potential.

"NSHSS proudly supports young scholars in pursuit of their academic and personal development goals," said NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. "I am immensely excited to connect these scholars to resources that help them prepare for college and meaningful careers."

The special day-long event, titled "Learn, Lead and Change the World", recognizes student scholarship winners and leading educators bestowed with Claes Nobel Educators of Distinction awards. Leaders from the U.S. Department of State, Thermo Fisher Scientific, The TAPO Institute, Aflac and Abercrombie & Fitch will give remarks. Dr. Deborah Bedor, CEO of College Admission Central, will lead a special presentation on "Getting In by Standing Out: The New Rules for Admission." The event will conclude with a college fair, connecting these high-achievers with admissions officers from leading U.S.-based and international universities.

NSHSS Scholarship Director, Dr. Susan Thurman, and NSHSS President James W. Lewis will present the following winners with their scholarships at the event:

Afua Asenso
Battlefield High School, Haymarket, VA
NSHSS Foundation Business & Public Policy Scholar Award
College of William & Mary

Paul Gilliam
Discovery Canyon Campus High School, Colorado Springs, CO
The Scholarship for Perseverance
Minerva Schools at KGI

Jordan Green
Reynoldsburg eSTEM Academy, Reynoldsburg, OH
Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship
University of Arizona

Paige Hawkins
From The Heart Christian School, Fort Washington, MD
Envision Youth Leadership Program Scholarship

Steven Jiang
Clements High School, Sugar Land, TX
NSHSS STEM Scholar Award
Stanford University

Simone John-Vanderpool
Centennial High School, Ellicott City, MD
National Scholar Award

Raina Kadavil
White Plains High School, White Plains, NY
Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship
Boston University

Sydney Kamen
Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC
Robert Sheppard Leadership Award
Dartmouth College

Danielle Lyle
Paul VI Catholic High School, Woodbridge, VA
National Scholar Award
Spelman College

Smythe Mullikin
O'Connell College Preparatory School, Galveston, TX
Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship
Southern Methodist University

Apurwa Shukla
North Hollywood High School, Los Angeles, CA
Envision Youth Leadership Program Scholarship

Mariam Tekle
Robinson Secondary School, Burke, VA
Aflac Scholar Award
University of Mary Washington

Kyana Waters
Richard Montgomery High School, Silver Springs, MD
Di Yerbury International Scholar Award
Spelman College

About the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS):

Formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and helps to advance the goals and aspirations of high-achieving millennials through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and peer networks. NSHSS members become lifetime members. At each step along the way -- from high school to college to career -- NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions. Currently, there are more than 1,000,000 Society members in 160 countries. To help us further efforts that provide students with continued opportunity, please acknowledge NSHSS in any press release mentions by providing a resource link to For more information about NSHSS visit

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