Since our founding, we have taken pride in honoring more honor-worthy students than any organization in the world. With the most challenging honors criteria and the most diverse set of young scholars, we have changed the face, the meaning, and the expectations of an inclusive honors society.
NSHSS is more than just high school, more than college, and more than a career. NSHSS is a community of driven individuals who believe that enough is never enough. It is a network of over 2 million lifetime members from across the globe who believe in being the next agents of change and the next thought-leaders.
As we continue to recognize the most deserving, welcoming them into the NSHSS family, we know that honor is just the beginning. We know high-achieving scholars need more. That is why we strive to provide resources, tools, and a community of belonging to help our scholars collaborate, thrive and Be More.
Our members are doing amazing things to promote world betterment, and we are committed to sharing their stories and supporting their work. NSHSS is excited to offer the $100,000 Be More Fund to reward individuals who have started nonprofits or are pursuing innovative passion projects that will make the world a better, more equitable place.
NSHSS is excited to announce its new Career Center for members!
Whether looking for an internship, a new job, or simply to get help preparing for a job search, the NSHSS Career Center provides you assistance.
With over 1,000 jobs and internships, materials to help you prepare for job interviews, a career coach, and more, you are bound to find something to set you on a path to success!
The NSHSS Pillars guide and focus our mission of providing members with the best possible resources for success. Established by NSHSS Co-founder Claes Nobel and influenced by his 7 Rights, as well as by our own members, the following principles encompass the future of our organization and how we plan to Be More to create a world of possibilities.
How to Be More--Advice from Claes Nobel, NSHSS Co-founder
Take comfort in some advice from Claes Nobel, grand nephew of Alfred Nobel who established the Nobel Prizes, which are recognized worldwide as the most prestigious awards available in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, economics and activism for peace. Claes Nobel emphasized the importance of setting goals and working diligently to achieve them.
Abigail earned her junior distinguished badge at Navy Nationals in Utah with my NJROTC Team, where she placed 8th in the nation during the SEC NAV postal for NJROTC Air Rifle. Abigail has also earned her EMR license. She volunteers with Forreston Fire Department and has been accepted into college.
Among Christien’s many achievements, he was named a 2023 Bill and Melinda Gates Scholar and received over a half million dollars in scholarships, having only applied to 5 schools. He also started his own film production company (CMW Productions- YouTube) at the age of 13, leading him to a number of awards, including the Black Warrior Film Festival Best Dramatic Actor Award, Los Angeles Film Festival Best Young Filmmaker Award, Toronto Canada Film Festival Best Youth Director Award, and more!
Khushi is a current junior at the Illinois Math & Science Academy but will be graduating a year early. She is the founder and CEO of E-Code, a smart irrigation system and app. She has been growing her business since 8th grade and has earned a variety of awards, funding, and scholarships at a range of business contests. Six months ago, she was contacted for a partnership with Forbes Ignite to work with other innovators/Forbes 30 Under 30 winners on sustainability inventions. She has also worked at her school and other schools in Illinois to develop and teach a licensed curriculum to help young people become entrepreneurs.
Using Artificial Intelligence, Neeyanth Created a cost-effective, early diagnosis system for Parkinson’s Disease with more than a 96% accuracy rating. The system, PDGAN, is patent pending and talks are being held with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to get clinical testing done for the system.
Founded Elevated Places Dance Xpressions which seeks to provide "a way to help youth to express their emotions and feelings through dance."
Founded the technology literacy initiative LIFT, focused on recycling and refurbishing electronics to provide to communities in need. Has recycled over 13,000 pounds of electronics and provided hundreds of computers, e-readers, and tablets to under-served communities.
Organized a wellness event called Failure Friday, which included a panel of successful individuals from the Yale community such as William Nordhaus, 2018 Nobel Laureate, and Marvin Chun, Dean of Yale University. Panelists shared their experiences with failure to spread the message that it is universal, but important to overcome in order to unlock one's full potential.
Recently won the "Miss Academic" award at the Miss Washington Teen USA 2020 Pageant.
Founded the South Bay Food Initiative which has served over 100,000 people in need, donated over 2 tons of food to food banks and pantries in the last year, and educated tens of thousands of people about the issues of hunger and waste.
Named the 2020 American Red Cross Hawaii Youth Hero, Kylie has helped children prepare in times of emergencies since 2017.
Bravely shares her experiences fleeing from Syria to motivate other children in similar situations; Founded World Media Club to educate and raise money for world betterment organizations like UNICEF.
Currently at Stanford University, DeGreer is majoring in Materials Science and Engineering. During high school, he had the opportunity to conduct research in a materials science and engineering lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Because of this, he has been inspired to work with nanotechnology & bio-materials to prevent the onset of neuro-degenerative illnesses.
As president and CEO of a 501c3 non-profit charity, Wild Over Wildlife, Derek raises awareness about wildlife and has organized ongoing community service projects, such as our mangrove restoration. Current campaigns include putting an end to shark finning and transitioning from plastic to reusable shopping bags.
As a volunteer for the Americana Community Center in Louisville, KY, Elise served as an academic tutor for many immigrant children who attended the after-school care program. For three hours a week for over 104 weeks, she dedicated her time to these children in hopes of creating an easier transition to the United States System of Education.
Adonis was accepted as a UGA Agriculture Young Scholar for two consecutive years where he was able to assist with doctoral-level research. He then utilized his laboratory research experience for an opportunity to qualify for the FFA Agricultural Proficiency Awards. As a result, he placed first in the 2019 and 2020 Georgia FFA North region and third in the 2019 State of Georgia for Agriculture Research - Animal Systems.
Cyber-bullied in high school, Karagan uses her knowledge and experiences to reform laws and bring about change. As a David’s Legacy Foundation student ambassador, she speaks at public events, PTA meetings, school assemblies, and Girl Scout events to raise awareness of cyber-bullying and David’s Law, which protects cyber-bullying victims.