In late July, Harker junior Sumati Wadhwa was honored by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) and was offered membership to the organization. The NSHSS seeks out and recognizes high school students with exemplary records in academics, leadership and dedication to their communities. In a press release, NSHSS president James W. Lewis said the organization “aim[s] to help students like Sumati build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.”
The NSHSS was founded in 2002 by Lewis and Claes Nobel, a member of the family for which the Nobel Prize is named. High-achieving high school students are offered membership into the society, which provides a variety of opportunities, including internships, scholarships and peer networks. It currently boasts more than 1 million members in 160 countries.