Collegiate Council

Are you a college or university student who goes above and beyond to carry out the NSHSS mission of world betterment, academic excellence, and community service? NSHSS Collegiate Council members embody these qualities. They are exemplary college and university students who are eager to share their experiences, advice, and tips and tricks with high school students to help usher them into the next phase of their academic pursuits.

NSHSS Collegiate Council members come from all over the world and provide high school students with information on NSHSS programs, scholarships, and activities as well as advice on surviving freshman year and college life in general. Our Collegiate Council members join for the leadership opportunities and the ability to mentor the next generation of NSHSS members.

Eligibility: You must be currently enrolled in a college or university to apply.

Fill out your application today by visiting your Member Dashboard

Applications are open year-round and reviewed on a rolling basis weekly.

Contact at CollegiateCouncil@nshss.org with any questions.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Engage with Members: Connect with our vibrant NSHSS community and keep them informed about our latest programs and initiatives. 

  • Outreach and Awareness: Make an impact by participating in NSHSS-focused activities such as blogging, volunteering at our events, or offering peer-to-peer mentoring. 

  • VIP Speaker Introductions: Have the honor of introducing VIP speakers at live events, adding your unique touch to these special moments. 

  • Guest Speaker: Share your knowledge and experiences by serving as a guest speaker at our monthly Ambassador Leadership meetings. 

  • Social Media Takeover: Take the reins of NSHSS' social media platforms, offering a captivating "A Day-in-the-Life of an NSHSS College Student" experience through Instagram and Snapchat. 

  • Promote Opportunities: Help spread the word about scholarships and other exciting prospects via our social media channels. 

  • Connect: Network with like-minded peers in our quarterly virtual meetings and our dedicated GroupMe channel. 

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Join the Collegiate Council

If you're an NSHSS member who is attending college or university, you're eligible to become a Collegiate Council member. 

Applications are open year-round and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Featured NSHSS Collegiate Council Members

Take a look at what our prestigious young leaders are up to!

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Myr'lice' Dickens-Morse
Middle Georgia State University '25, Media and Communications

"Myr'lice' is a Junior at Middle Georgia State University in Macon, GA, majoring in Media and Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Myr'lice' currently works in her university's Office of Student Life as a Student Assistant for Greek Life and Community Service . She is actively involved in multiple clubs on campus such as Junior Student Leadership and was just named President of her campus' Campus Activities Board. She is also heading her Alternative Break Executive Board as well as a new organization for community service on campus. Myr'lice' is currently assisting her department in creating programs to help students find and engage with communities beyond campus life."

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Skyler Blalock
University of Texas at Austin '24, International Relations and Global Affairs

Apart from high school, Skylar is a dual-enrolled student in Southwest Texas Junior College where he plans to graduate with his associate's degree and then move on to attend the University of Texas at Austin, majoring in International Relations with a minor in Government. Eventually, he hopes to attend The University of Texas School of Law. Prospectively, Skylar's goal is to give back to his community by protecting those who most need it, finding compromise, and defending the rule of law. During his leisure time, he enjoys reading biographies, keeping informed of laws being debated, and watching historical documentaries.

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Jordan Tolbert
Central Georgia Technical College '26, Marketing

Jordan Tolbert is currently a Marketing student at Central Georgia Techincal College looking to graduate in the class of 2026. He is currently part of many college organizations such as CGTC Gaming Club, a member of Distinguished Black Gentlemen (DBG), part of Skills USA, and many more. Jordan started as a member of the NSHSS Ambassadors in 2019 and, after graduating, moved to a member of the NSHSS Collegiate Council. He was awarded the 2022 Outstanding NSHSS Ambassador award and remains an engaged member of the organization.

Emma Hudson
University of South Carolina Upstate '26, Exercise Science

Emma Hudson is a rising Junior Exercise Science Major with a Minor in Health Communication and certificate in leadership at the University of South Carolina Upstate. She works for local SC sports teams and is a diehard Atlanta Braves fan! She is looking into combining the Athletic Training field with Sports Marketing/Communication. In her free time, she is with her family and dogs, collecting sneakers, and watching the Braves!

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Keyirra Morrow
Centre College '27, Biochemistry and Molecular Science

She is a First-Year student attending Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. She plans on majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Science (BMB) as well as double minoring in Health and Medical study and French. She is currently an International student Mentor, an assistant in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and an executive board member in numerous clubs on her campus.

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Kristine Strosser-Zuniga
University of Oregon '27, Journalism

Kristine Strosser-Zuniga is an upcoming sophomore at the University of Oregon majoring in Journalism with a minor in Political Science. Kristine currently works within the university’s Student Orientation Programs, interacting with incoming and prospective students and their families. She helps with any questions that prospective students may have as well as assist in the next steps of the enrollment process. Kristine is also an intern for the Student Alumni Association, ran through the University of Oregon’s Alumni Association. Besides all of this, Kristine remains enthusiastic about creating change on her campus and enjoying every moment of college. Go Ducks!

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Maria Velasco
University of North Texas '24, Bilingual Education

"Maria's plan to study bilingual education is to have the opportunity to work with younger kids. Having experienced the same challenges growing up, Maria can say that it truly changed her life to be able to work with individuals that are similar to her. She was heavily involved in high school with leadership and community service groups which truly helped her find her passion. Maria is also grateful and excited to continue to serve NSHSS while in college!"

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Ty James
University of Oklahoma '27, Early Childhood Education

As a dedicated sophomore at The University of Oklahoma pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education, he is on a thoughtful journey to nurture and shape the minds of young learners. With an unwavering commitment and the exceptional education he is receiving, he is diligently preparing to make a lasting impact on the lives of these impressionable individuals. As he progresses through his studies, he is undoubtedly gaining invaluable insights into the delicate art of guiding young minds, fostering their curiosity, and instilling a love for learning that will serve as a foundation for their future growth. With his anticipated graduation in 2027, he will embark on a rewarding and meaningful career with the knowledge and skills to positively influence the next generation of learners.

Collegiate Council Executive Board

Annika Schneider

Collegiate Council Executive Vice President
Lund University '25 
Criminology & Psychology

Helena Coloma

Vice President of Member Engagement
Harvard University '25 
Biochemistry

Alexcis Johnson

Vice President of College Admissions
Princeton University '26   
Neuroscience

Tell us something good

Our Collegiate Council members are always doing something incredible. Whether it’s founding nonprofits, earning an academic award, designing life-changing medical devices, or winning a sports championship, we want to hear from you! You’re an inspiration to us here at NSHSS, and we think your accomplishments will inspire our members, too.

Submit your achievement here for a chance to be featured on the NSHSS blog, social media, or in our quarterly Scholar’s Journal!

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