Student recognized for superior academic achievement by The National Society of High School Scholars
ATLANTA - The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that Shaker Heights High School student Wanda G. Jackson II, from Shaker Heights, OH, 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 Wanda has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Wanda 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 Wanda 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.
“We’re very proud of her. We could not be more proud,” said mother, Wanda G. Jackson. “She’s made either the merit of honor roles every year from Kindergarten to now.”
Jackson II, 17, who currently has a 3.3 G.P.A, will be a senor in the fall. She’s considering John Carroll University and wants to be a sociologist and criminologist, working with the FBI. She speaks Spanish fluently and is involved in a number of organizations such as Student Health Advocates Reaching Peers (SHARP). They go into Shaker Heights elementary schools and teach children about the effects of drugs and alcohol. She’s also involves with Future Leaders of Shaker Success (FLOSS) and Youth Ending Hunger (YEH), a school based organization that goes into soup kitchens and Hospice to volunteer.
She’s a member of her school’s Fencing Team as well.
“All of her teacher’s like her, they say she’s a pleasure to have in class,” her mother said.