ALHS student Aaron Amundson receives national honor

Published 9:30 am Saturday, June 12, 2010

The National Society of High School Scholars has announced that Albert Lea High School student Aaron A. Amundson has been selected for membership. The society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. He is the son of Alan and Sue Amundson of Glenville.

The announcement was made by society founder and chairman, Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel prizes.

“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Aaron has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Aaron is now a member of a unique community of scholars — a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

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NSHSS President James Lewis said, “Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities. We aim to help students like Aaron build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community.”

Membership in the society entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, online forums, personalized recognition items and publicity honors.

Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their current talents, vision and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently, there are more than 300,000 society members in more than 120 countries. NSHSS provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people.