Sheffield receives national recognitionPublished 5:03pm Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced on July 29 that Georgiana School student-athlete Matthew Sheffield has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.
The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and community commitment.
Formed in 2002, the NSHSS recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of their 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 more than 160 countries.
NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, made the announcement.
“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognized the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Matthew has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” Nobel said.
“Matthew 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,” said NSHSS president James W. Lewis.
“We aim to help students like Matthew 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.