Leading the Way
Local Student Selected as Member of Esteemed National Society of High School Scholars
Learn. Lead. Change the world.
That is the motto for the National Society of High School Scholars, an organization that recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.
Briana Clark from Upper Marlboro, MD may look like a typical teenager, but there is nothing average about her. Briana has been selected to become a member of the esteemed National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, 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 Briana has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Briana is now a member of a unique community of scholars – a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”
The young scholar is currently a graduating senior attending the Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George’s Community College. Her mother, Cherice N. Clark, says her daughter is graduating with a 4.3 GPA and will graduate with both her high school diploma and Associate of Arts in General Studies on May 25. Briana has been accepted at several colleges and plans to attend Virginia Commonwealth this fall, seeking a Bachelor of Science in Biochemisty. Briana aspires to become a pediatrician.
NSHSS President James W. Lewis stated the lifetime membership to young scholars helps support their growth and development, “We aim to help students like Briana build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.”
NSHSS members automatically 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.