Scholar's Day Atlanta 2019 Recap

Nearly 1,200 scholars, parents, and educators from around the country gathered in Atlanta, GA at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center to participate in Scholar’s Day 2019, NSHSS’s largest event of the year.

This two-day event kicked off Friday evening, on November 22, with student Passion Project Exhibition presentations, highlighting STEAM & Innovation and World Betterment projects. Later, the opening ceremony included the #FutureFocused panel and featured keynote speaker Sofia Gonzalez, NSHSS Educator of the Year 2019. The night ended with a member party featuring a lip-sync battle, a DJ, and an ice cream bar.

November 22 - 24, 2019
Scholarsdayevent_2022 (9)

On Saturday, members and their families explored the College & Career Expo, which included booths from Auburn University, Duke Kunshan University, U.S. Department of State, and many more. Attendees were also able to shop the NSHSS store, attend our mentor roundtable session, and participate in our exciting educational workshops featuring presenters from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), U.S. Army, AcceptU, Method Test Prep, and many more. Scholarship recipients and experts from Scholarship America, Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation, and UNCF shared their tips on how to find and earn scholarship dollars during a morning panel, and an afternoon panel of college admissions experts offered their best advice on the application process. The event concluded with a Member Recognition Ceremony for our members and scholarship winners, formally recognizing our newly-inducted high-achieving scholars! We also recognized Richard Ross, the recipient of the Claes Nobel World Betterment Award. If you missed this event, don’t worry, there will be more like it coming in 2020. Check out our upcoming events tab for details.

Check out all the images from Scholar's Day Atlanta, GA!


Passion Project Winners

Check out the winners in the two categories of STEAM & Innovation and World Betterment.


STEAM & Innovation

First Place Winner


Jathin Desan
STEAM & Innovation

Second Place Winner


Genevieve Jean-Pierre
STEAM & Innovation

Third Place Winner


Ryanna Copeland
World Betterment

First Place Winner


Virginia Hill
World Betterment

Second Place Winner


Hawa Diawara
World Betterment

Third Place Winner

  • AcceptU
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Association of Schools & Colleges of Optometry
  • Auburn University
  • Barnard College
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • CET Academic Programs
  • Columbia University Pre-College Programs
  • Duke Kunshan University
  • Emory University
  • Fisk University
  • Florida State University
  • Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
  • Liberty University
  • Method Test Prep
  • Monash University
  • NCSA
  • Oglethorpe University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Smart Track College Funding
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ALSAC
  • Study in New Zealand
  • University of Alabama
  • University of California Berkeley Summer Sessions & Study Abroad
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Department of State
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • University of West Georgia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Event Sponsors

Army Rotc (2)