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National Honor Society member wins national scholarship

Annika Brown
Annika Brown

Schuylerville High School senior Annika Brown has been named one of 575 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program. Brown was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship.

“Annika is a student who strives for personal excellence, while at the same time is always willing to help others,” said Kelly McKinley, NHS advisor. “As an NHS officer, she fulfills her responsibilities with efficiency and thoroughness, always exceeding expectations. Annika’s motivation carries over into all aspects of her life, as she also excels beyond the classroom.”

High school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National Honor Society chapter are able to apply for an NHS Scholarship. Finalists are selected on the basis of their leadership skills; participation in service organizations, clubs and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record. As a semifinalist, Brown is recognized as one of the top 600 NHS members in the nation this year.

While at Schuylerville High School, Brown has held several leadership positions, including NHS recording secretary, French club secretary and drama club stage manager. She is the founder and president of the Schuylerville chapter of Students Demand Action and has served as a peer mentor for Project Lift. She has been involved with art club, yearbook club, math league and quiz team. Brown has also volunteered with Camp Invention, the Saratoga County Animal Shelter and has served as a math tutor for students struggling in algebra and geometry.

About the National Honor Society Scholarship
NHS Scholarships have been awarded by NASSP since 1946, providing more than $15 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. This year, the program awarded $2 million in scholarships. Only students who are members of chapters with an active affiliation with the NHS national office are eligible to participate in the NHS Scholarship program. Additional information about the program can be found at www.nhs.us/scholarship.