As an official NSHSS Ambassador, we encourage you to flex your creativity and leadership skills by collaborating with other students, NSHSS members, and your community by organizing your very own Nobel Day celebration. The three ambassadors with the best project will earn a scholarship to travel to NSHSS Scholar's Day 2020 in Washington D.C. This scholarship will include travel and accommodations. Submit your activity and be a shining example of what it means to be an NSHSS ambassador!
What is Nobel Day?
NSHSS was founded by Mr. Claes Nobel, senior member of the NObel Prize family and the great-grand nephew of Alfred Nobel. Mr. Claes created NSHSS to recognize and empower young, brilliant students of the world and to build upon the legacy that Alfred established with the Nobel Prize. Every winter, on December 10th, the laureates of the Nobel Prize receive recognition for their academic, scientific, and cultural achievements during the Nobel Prize Ceremony. This special day has been affectionately named "Nobel Prize Day."
In honor of this profound legacy, NSHSS hosts an annual Nobel Week in Stockholm, Sweden, in which NSHSS students explore the city of Stockholm, listen to lectures from actual Nobel laureates, and participate in the festivities surrounding the Nobel Prize. You can learn more about the program taking place December 5-10, 2019
How NSHSS Ambassadors Celebrated Nobel Day
You can also be part of the Nobel festivities by creating your Nobel Day celebration in your community or school! That's what our NSHSS ambassadors in Hong Kong. HKCCCU Logos Academy did in November, 2018. The students hosted a 2-day event named “Nobel Days” full of fun games, learning activities, and delicious Swedish snacks for students while spreading the importance of recognizing academic excellence in NSHSS with the theme of the Nobel Prizes. The festivities also emphasized encouraging students to be leaders of change in creating a better world. The chapter collaborated with five other school clubs related to the Nobel Prize categories (ie, Chemistry Club=Chemistry Prize) for themed games and prizes.
NOTE: You can replicate the Logos Academy event or take the opportunity to organize an event or activity of your own creation and imagination!
2019 Nobel Day Winners
Vihasi Gandhi (below): $1,000 Winner, Breckenridge High School, Class of 2020
She created a mini induction ceremony for her NSHSS Chapter in front of her whole school incorporating the themes and purpose of Nobel Day.
Nyae' Dick (below): $500 Winner, Academy of Health Sciences at Prince George's Community College, Class of 2022. Upper Marlboro, MD
She created a presentation for her Girl Scout troop about NSHSS, Nobel Day, and leadership that included treats and a Jenga game with each block representing an academic achievement.
Moya Stringer (below) $500 Winner, Bloomington High School South, Class of 2021. Bloomington, IN.
She set up Nobel Day-themed booths during her lunch period and collaborated with other clubs at her school to inform her classmates about NSHSS and the Nobel Prizes and included Swedish treats.
Kel’Veon Kelly (below) $500 Winner, York Preparatory Academy High School, Class of 2022, Rock Hill, SC.
He created a Nobel Day poster board complete with NSHSS and Nobel Prize facts and presented it in various classes during his school day. He also conducted a Nobel Day-themed trivia game for his classmates.
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 your by March 1, 2020. Applications will close on April 15, 2020
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:
Click to learn more about the NSHSS Ambassador Scholar Awards
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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