NSHSS Ambassadors are student leaders within their high schools who exhibit academic excellence and strong commitment to community service. As role models, Ambassadors are encouraged to inspire their peers to explore new initiatives within their high schools and communities by organizing community service projects and gatherings with fellow members to support the vision of NSHSS.
Ambassadors are responsible for playing a vital role in communicating with current and prospective members about how to make the most of membership in the Society through social media and their school network. Each Ambassador receives an official kit welcoming them to the program with information regarding their full list of responsibilities and an exclusive NSHSS Ambassador t-shirt.
Typical responsibilities include
Eligibility: To qualify for membership in the Ambassador Program, existing NSHSS members must be in their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school
Have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fall Ambassador Applications will be available via yourby September 20, 2019. Applications will close on October 20th
Ambassadors receive preference in participating in member events and also have the opportunity to compete for the $1,000 Ambassador Scholar Awards made available only to our senior Ambassadors each Spring.
Congratulations to the 2019 Ambassador Award Recipients:
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Alexandra is now attending the Stony Brook University Honors College. Throughout her time as a member of NSHSS, she has deeply enjoyed fostering a community with the other members and actively participating in member events. Additionally, Alexandra finds great fulfillment from community service. After growing up near the World Trade Center site, she found a love for helping others, both in and beyond her Lower Manhattan community. Recently, Alexandra traveled to New Orleans to assist in the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding process. Although Alexandra is no longer a high schooler, she looks forward to remaining a part of the NSHSS circle and hopes to guide other members throughout their high school journeys.
Zachary is the founder and chairman of Phil-PI-RI (Pilgrim Political Involvement of RI), a school club to help facilitate discussions and further drum up interest in political dialogue among the students. He was also class president his sophomore year, and is now attending Roger Williams University, majoring in Legal Studies. "I am honored to be awarded the NSHSS Ambassador scholarship and am extremely eager to dive into my college journey this upcoming fall," say Zachary.
"I am beyond grateful for receiving this NSHSS Ambassador scholarship. NSHSS has made me a better leader in my school as well as in my local community. In networking with other NSHSS members I have been able to accomplish an insurmountable number of tasks to help improve my community."
"I serve as Student Council President. Aside from Student Council, you can find me working two jobs while being involved in other extracurricular activities and volunteer work. Outside of the school environment, some of my interest or hobbies include writing, photography, and listening to music. Recently, I helped set up a collection of feminine hygiene products where the supplies collected were be donated to the homeless women in Tarrant County. This is a set-up for my future career goal of being a human-rights lawyer with a focus on minorities such as LGBTQ+, women, and people of color."
Corinna Jones graduated EHS, 2019, as an honor graduate, NSHSS ambassador and community service director, member of the National Honor Society, and with the Seal of Distinction. She has volunteered helping animals at no-kill shelters and otherwise spent her time as the Drum Major for the EHS Big Blue Band and the captain of the EHS Varsity Soccer Team. Corinna will continue her studies at Barnard College of Columbia University.
Stephanie now attends Michigan State University majoring in Chemistry. After college, she plans on attending law school, with the goal of becoming a Chemical Patent Attorney. Throughout high school, Stephanie was involved with marching band, FIRST Robotics, and community service. She was very involved with the Battle Creek Community Foundation, having served on several committees and the Board of Trustees. It is through this involvement that exposed her to the world of philanthropy and the opportunities to give back to her community. “Being an NSHSS member has been a valuable experience and I am greatly honored to have been selected as an Ambassador”, says Stephanie.
"My name is Caroline Fisher and I will be attending Texas State University starting this fall. My major will be nursing because I want to make a difference in the world. I am so lucky to have become an NSHSS ambassador and to have received the Ambassador scholarship. This organization has helped me learn so many important life skills and I am so thankful."
"I'm currently a senior at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Massachusetts. I'm heavily involved in my school's theatre program in addition to being an ambassador for Worcester Academy, the president of our school's mock trial club and completing nearly 200 hours of community service outside of school. I am attending Fordham University next year at the beautiful Rose Hill Campus where I plan to study business, marketing, or psychology. In the future, I hope to become someone who advocates for others and for change in society."
Hard work and dedication pays off. I've spent the past 2 years working non-stop to represent the best ambassador that I could possibly be by volunteering and working with other ambassadors to accomplish new goals that we set. Beyond that, I also encourage new students to join an excellent community like NSHSS and also push out of their comfort zones by joining the ambassador leadership program. I'm so grateful for being able to receive the Ambassador Award of 2019 and use it towards my tuition at the University of Maryland.
Rachel has presented on science education to several nationally recognized organizations and events including the VCCA Conference, and VCCS New Horizons Conference. Her technical accomplishments include earning a NSA & Computer Science Teachers Association Cyber Teacher certificate, two AspireIT grants, and two publications in the National CyberWatch Center Innovations in Cybersecurity Education. Rachel recently graduated high school with honors while also earning an Associates of Science and Pre-Allied Health Certificate. She is continuing her education by earning a B.S. in Forensics Chemistry & M.S. in Forensics. She is attempting to find journals to publish her biometric research and hopes to have the opportunity to create a universal tongue print database for criminal justice systems.
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