NSHSS Member Receives Emmy Award
Eve Salomon, a Broadcast Associate for CBS News’ 60 Minutes program, received an Emmy Award at the 35th Annual News and Broadcast Emmy Ceremony held at Lincoln Center in New York City on October 1. At age 23, she is one of the youngest recipients of this award, which she won as co-producer in the category of Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a Major News Story for the CBS 60 Minutes piece “Imminent Danger.”
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NSHSS Goes Green
Dillon Pabisz, an NSHSS Ambassador from Boynton Beach Florida and active member of his boyscout troop, recently organized and led the first worldwide #NSHSSGoesGreen Initiative. Scholars from the United States, Venezuela, and India, among others, worked together to make our earth a little greener throughout the summer. Collectively, NSHSS members accumulated over 3,500 pounds of litter within their communities cleaning up their environments. Not only did NSHSS members meet new friends during this initiative, but proved how strong the NSHSS membership bond is across the globe and found pride in World Betterment.
Summer Down Under
Amir Adem, Georgia Ambassador State Director, received a scholarship to attend a summer leadership program in Australia through NSHSS partner the University of Melbourne. The Trinity College Young Leaders Institute at the university offered Amir the opportunity to live and study social justice issues with other young people from around the globe. A scholar, school leader, and community volunteer, Amir is building a portfolio of skills and experiences which he plans to apply towards rectifying economic inequality. Amir is now a senior at Meadowcreek High School in Norcross, GA.
Educator Conference Grants
Educators need opportunities to gain new knowledge and skills through professional development and networking with peers. In order to help educators better achieve their professional goals, NSHSS is providing three $1,000 grants to be used during 2015 to help defray costs of educational conference registration, travel, and accommodations.
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Mr. Nobel In NYC
NSHSS Chair Claes Nobel celebrates the spirit of freedom symbolized by the Statue of Liberty in Times Square in New York City following his invitation to ring the closing bell at NASDAQ, the largest stock exchange in the United States. Mr. Nobel is selected to ring the bell annually in order to emphasize the critical importance of investing in youth to produce more college graduates equipped with the knowledge to successfully navigate the uncharted territory of the 21st century, with its technological, economic, political, and social evolutions.
Rice University Scholars with State Dept.
On June 20, 2014, John C. Roberts, U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence for Southeast Texas and Louisiana, attended the NSHSS Member Event at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Mr. Roberts is proudly pictured with NSHSS Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes; Ambassador Scholar Award winner Mateo Mansilla-Moya from Reynosa, Mexico; and Tesoro Youth Leadership Award winners Nathan Monger from Vidor, Texas and Alejandro Dolores from Houston, Texas.