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Scholar's Day in Washington, D.C.

After over a year of no in-person connections, NSHSS live events returned with Scholar's Day in Washington D.C. on August 6-7, 2021.


NSHSS members, families, educators, and partners reunited in Washington, D.C. for a two-day educational conference in August 2021. This event featureed several workshops, a college and career fair, and countless networking opportunities. At Scholar's Day, NSHSS families learned more about all of the benefits of NSHSS membership including $2 million in scholarship opportunities yearly, access to an extensive network of university, educational, corporate, and government partners, and, of course, the lifetime network of fellow NSHSS members.

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NSHSS Scholar's Day



American Airlines Cadet Academy, American Physical Therapy Association, American University, America's Navy, Applerouth Tutoring Services, Bocconi University, Bowie State University, Central Intelligence Agency,, Country Meats, Florida A&M University, Florida State University International Programs, High Point University, Knoyo Tutoring, Liberty University, Maritime College - State University of New York, Monash University, NewU University, Old Dominion University, Sallie Mae, Savannah College of Art and Design, Summer Health Professions Education Program, The Catholic University of America, The Princeton Review, United Planet, University of Alabama, University of Wyoming College of Business, U.S. Army ROTC, Washington Adventist University, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.

Thank you to our event sponsors for helping NSHSS host an outstanding event!

Agenda Recap

Scholar's Day D.C. kicked off on Friday, August 6 with a heartfelt welcome message from NSHSS President and Co-Founder Mr. James Lewis.

From there, we jumped right in with the first workshop: What Students and Parents Should Know About the ACT and SAT in College Admissions presented by longtime NSHSS partner, Method Learning. After the workshop, attendees explored the College and Career Fair and the NSHSS Pop Up Store. In the late afternoon, attendees watched the Student Opportunities Workshop presented by Featured Event Sponsor, the Central Intelligence Agency. After that workshop, attendees enjoyed light hors d'oeuvres and live music by hip hop violinist, Marvillous Beats.

On Saturday, attendees were welcomed back with a continental breakfast in the exhibit hall while exploring the College and Career Fair. Our first workshop session kicked off with How to Apply for an Army ROTC Scholarship from Featured Event Sponsor, the U.S. Army ROTC.

From there, we moved right into the Future Focused Panel which featured the CIA, U.S. Army ROTC, American Airlines, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. After the panel, attendees were dismissed to grab lunch on their own from nearby restaurants, visit the College and Career Fair, or shop in the NSHSS Pop Up Store.

We returned in the afternoon with the workshop, Starting Early to Stand Out: College Admissions Success in 2021 presented by NSHSS partner, Then, our keynote speaker, Kyle Scheele brought down the house with his talk, It Only Takes One.

Finally, Scholar's Day concluded with the event highlight: the Member Recognition Ceremony, where each NSHSS member in attendance received their honor medallion.



Scholar's Day D.C. 2021 keynote Kyle Scheele is an inspiring speaker, writer, and youth expert who has challenged hundreds of students across the nation with his speeches, books, and creative projects. 

When he’s not on a plane or a stage, Kyle is at home in Springfield, MO, where he lives with his beautiful wife Lindsay and their four amazing children. In his free time, Kyle enjoys reading, writing, and helping his kids build forts out of household furniture.

See Kyle's full Scholar's Day speech here