Society of scholars in US honors Fil-Canadian student | Global News

Society of scholars in US honors Fil-Canadian student

/ 01:25 AM September 21, 2014

ATLANTA, Georgia—The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that St. Thomas More Collegiate student Zion Rose Corrales-Nelson from Burnaby, BC, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chair Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prize.


“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Zion has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Zion 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 W. Lewis. “We aim to help students like Zion 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, personalized recognition items and publicity honors.

Formed in 2002, NSHSS 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 one million Society members in over 160 countries. NSHSS provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people.

For more information about NSHSS, visit

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