(ORLEANS) – The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Matthew Ross, a high school senior at Orleans High School and member of the NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Ross was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.
For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities, and the NHS Scholarship is NASSP’s way of recognizing the most exceptional of these student leaders. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
“Matthew is a willing and natural leader. He puts his heart and soul into each and every project he tackles and gives generously of his time and talents to serve his fellow man. He is an asset to our school and community,” said Kristina Hole, National Honor Society Adviser at Orleans High School.
At OHS, Matthew serves as National Honor Society president and is a member of FCA, French Club, and pep club. He also participates in band, academic team, cross country and track. Also, Matthew is president of the Orange County Community Foundation Youth Council, a 10-year member of 4-H, and is an Eagle Scout. This fall, he plans to attend Indiana University to study biology.
Since 1946, more than $15 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student success. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
For more information about the NHS, the scholarship, and the 2019 recipients, visit www.nhs.us.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.