Local Student Gavin Kinney Receives National Honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced that student Gavin E. Kinney from Wellington has been selected to become a member of the organization. The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS co-founder and President James W. Lewis.

“On behalf of the NSHSS and our co-founder Claes Nobel, a member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, I am honored to recognize the hard work, passion and commitment that Gavin has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” Lewis said. “Gavin is now a member of a unique community of scholars — a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

NSHSS members automatically become lifetime members at the time of their initial membership. 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 strength and pursue their passions.

“We are proud to provide lifetime membership to young scholars to support their growth and development,” Lewis said. “We help students like Gavin build on their academic success by connecting them with learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.”

Formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, the National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and helps to advance the goal and aspirations of high-achieving students through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and peer networks.

Currently, there are more than 1,700,000 members in more than 170 countries. For more information about NSHSS, visit www.nshss.org.