NSHSS Ambassadors are student leaders within their high schools who exhibit academic excellence and strong commitment to community service. As role models, Ambassadors are encouraged to inspire their peers to explore new initiatives within their high schools and communities by organizing community service projects and gatherings with fellow members to support the vision of NSHSS.
Ambassadors are responsible for playing a vital role in communicating with current and prospective members about how to make the most of membership in the Society through social media and their school network. Each Ambassador receives an official kit welcoming them to the program with information regarding their full list of responsibilities and an exclusive NSHSS Ambassador t-shirt.
Typical responsibilities include
Eligibility: To qualify for membership in the Ambassador Program, existing NSHSS members must be in their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher.
The are now open! Be sure to submit your application before the March 18, 2019, deadline.
Check out the Ambassador Facebook Page for more information.
Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ambassadors receive preference in participating in member events and also have the opportunity to compete for the $1,000 Ambassador Scholar Awards made available only to our senior Ambassadors each Spring.
Congratulations to the 2017 Ambassador Award Recipients:
Click to learn more about the NSHSS Ambassador Scholar Awards
Baleigh Wiginton is a student at Greenwood High School in Arkansas and is also a WATC student at The University of Arkansas Fort Smith. She's always looking for ways to help and better the community. Through her involvement with various clubs at her High School and local University, she has helped quench the sting of hunger through the Salvation Army, warm the hearts (and feet) of the elderly through assisting with a fuzzy sock drive for the local resting home in Greenwood, and bring color into the lives of sick children in the hospital by providing sick children with coloring books. Baleigh is driven by the constant plea for help by those in need and always will look for ways to assist those in need.
Avalon Jade Theisen was 7 years old when she first dreamed she could help make the world a better place for all living things. In the years since, she grew her efforts into a non-profit organization called Conserve It Forward. Encouraging the use of kindness and compassion to confront world issues, Avalon’s goal is to raise awareness and inspire action that benefits both the natural world and people. Some of Avalon's project focuses have been amphibian conservation, art cards for in-care residents, edutainment, animal advocacy, sustainable eating, and peacemaking. Recently, she created a course on peacemaking, which she taught at an online gifted academy. In the future, she will combine her service experience and education to teach more classes about peacemaking, environment, and related topics. Avalon has traveled the world to share her message, and work alongside others, while also inspiring people to believe in themselves, and to achieve their own dreams. She feels her greatest achievement has been connecting with youth to inspire them to take small acts towards change, and helping them realize we can all make a positive difference no matter our age. Avalon is currently in her second year of college as a dually enrolled homeschooled high school student, a Peace First Fellow, serves on the Youth Council for BALANCE Edutainment/Pacha's Pajamas, and is a registered yoga instructor. Avalon was a panelist at the 2015 Ashoka Future Forum in Washington, DC, and a Student Roundtable participant/presenter at the 2015 White House Champions of Change event. In late 2015, she was invited to take part in COP21 events (United Nations Climate Change Conference) in Paris, France, where she also presented. Currently a 16 year old homeschooled junior, Avalon is dual enrolled at St. Petersburg College, where she will graduate a year early with her A.A. degree, making her a senior, as well. She will enter the University of South Florida and its Honors College in fall 2018, where she will major in Religious Studies.
I’m just an ambitious guy with a thing for languages. My hobbies include petting dogs, being kind, and changing the world. I enjoy doing things that help my community, but most surround food like Ronald McDonald House, food drives, and everything in between. My drive comes from a need to be a better me and to show the world it can be better as well.
Hello, I am a student at Newington High School, CT. As a junior in my school, I participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. I am part of the Student Tech Support, Varsity Math Team, Tennis Team, Key Club, Science Olympiad, Student Council and DECA. I am also the secretary of Math Honor Society and the social chair for Latin Club. I love to participate in community service projects. I have participated many local Key Club events, and I'm also a very active volunteer at the local library. As an honor student, I have a very strong pursuit of academic excellence. I have taken many AP classes including AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Physics 1, AP English Language and Composition, and AP Calculus BC. I have achieved high honors for every quarter throughout my high school experience. Outside of school, I enjoy playing tennis and hiking. Anything related to computer(software or hardware) is also an interest of mine. Despite the fact that I moved from China to America 4 years ago, I am able to speak fluent English. I also enjoy being challenged. In fact, I am learning a third language(Latin), and I scored 100 in the class at the end of first quarter. Currently, UCCON is my top college choice, and my major of interest is chemistry.
Amparo Aguilera is a hard working student at Dr. Earl Jr. Lennard High School in Ruskin, Florida. She has always been a straight A student, is involved in several extracurricular activities, and loves to help out the community when she can. When Amparo is not doing something for the community, she is spending time with her family and friends. Something she is passionate about is dancing, it's in her blood since she was very young. One thing that she just discovered was her love for singing, as she traveled to Miami, FL for a reality TV show audition called," La Banda," for singing. Amparo also likes to write, she feels like it's a way to express what you feel or how you are feeling. Currently, Amparo is writing a romance novel, that one day she wishes it can be published. Amparo is very passionate about acting on stage, she is really grateful to her theater teacher, Mr. Goodchild for introducing her to a whole new world. The feeling of being on stage and being able to connect with your character is amazing. But what tops that is being able to entertain the audience with comedy, drama, or dark scenes. In other words, Amparo Aguilera is a very unique and out of this world young lady.
As a senior getting ready for college, I strive on hard work and dedication. Whether it's waking up to go to school, attending class, or even going home after a long day from work... I think that the idea of being able to feel accomplished and to make differences every day is what drives me to be me. My passion as a student is to work in the medical field, I love the thought of helping others in sickness and giving people the health care they deserve. It has been somewhat of a dream to be there for others when they are in need. Because of my strong influence in health care, I like to lead community service projects that help those of certain diseases. In my school we raise fundraisers for Cancer, AIDS/HIV, ALS, etc... To give back to my community I have collaborated with many clubs in my school to make these improvements a national activity in the Burbank Unified School District. I think being you is a great way to carve yourself into a person that people will look up to. It's what I love about how unique each of us can be to reach higher goals and spreading the support everywhere.
Be sure to tell NSHSS about your accomplishments so we can share with others. For example, you could tell us about your non-profit organization or your first place rank in an academic or sports competition. We want to hear from you! Email Ambassadors@nshss.org and be sure to include a picture of you or you at the event/activity and you may be included on the next NSHSS Blog, and