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NSHSS Scholar's Day 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 2,000 scholars, parents, and educators from 44 states and 10 countries gathered in Washington, D.C. to participate in Scholar’s Day 2018, NSHSS’s largest event of the year.

This 2-day event kicked off Friday afternoon, on August 3rd, with Student Exhibition presentations, highlighting STEM & Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Leadership, and World Betterment projects. Afterwards, members explored the expo hall featuring over 60 College & Career Fair booths, shopping the NSHSS store, and hanging out in the networking lounge. The opening ceremony included the #FutureFocused corporate panel, and featured keynote speaker, Dr. James Downing, President & Chief Executive Officer of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The night ended with informative welcome sessions for parents and a high-energy social featuring a lip-sync battle for our members.

Day two began with 12 early morning breakout sessions on writing college essays, preparing successful scholarship applications, SAT and/or ACT strategy sessions, CIA Student Opportunities panel, and more! Scholar's Day culminated with a Member Recognition Ceremony honoring the 2018 scholarship recipients, top educators of the year, and formally recognizing our newly-inducted high-achieving scholars!


Student Exhibition Winners


NSHSS Student Exhibition

The NSHSS Student Exhibition was a platform for Members to showcase their research, passion projects, and solutions to the issues most dear to them. Presented to a panel of judges as poster board exhibits.

In addition to sharing their exhibits with event attendees, student exhibitors competed for up to $2,500 in cash prizes by presenting their projects to a three-person judge panel composed of educators. All students applied to participate in this competition and learned from one another through scholarly camaraderie.


Dr. Downing

ACT Exhibitor Booth

Scholar's Day 2018 in D.C. Highlights


For the Scholar's Day D.C. service initiative, NSHSS is hosting a school supplies drive to benefit the District of Columbia Public High Schools. The donation drop-off is located in the Marriott Foyer, near the registration area. Consider bringing some supplies for a fellow scholar in need.


ACT, Inc., Alban CAT, American Airlines Cadet Academy, Andeavor, Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), Brescia University College, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Columbia University, Destination DC, Duke Kunshan University, Education First, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM), Florida International University, Florida State University - International Programs, The George Washington University – Pre-College Programs, Georgia State University, Girls Who Code, Goldsmiths - University of London, Health Professions Week, High Point University, International Baccalaureate Organization, Johns Hopkins University, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, Liberty University, New York Institute of Technology, School of Osteopathic Medicine, NSHSS Chapters, NSHSS Fellows, Ohio University, Old Dominion University, Outward Bound Costa Rica, The Princeton Review, Projects for Good, PROMPT, Revolution Prep, Savannah College of Art and Design, Seton Hall University, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Study California, SUNY Maritime College, UNCF: United Negro College Fund, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of State, United States Naval Academy, University of Alberta, The University of Manchester, University of St. Andrews, UWorld, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., and more!


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View photos from NSHSS Scholar’s Day 2018 in Washington, D.C., on August 3rd and 4th, 2018.

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