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Monday, August 03, 2015

NSHSS Scholars are Learning, Leading and Changing the World

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NSHSS scholars are pushing the envelope on changing the world for both themselves as well as for others around them. We are proud to recognize our members who are change makers in their local communities, nationally and internationally.  Their leadership is inspiring and exemplifies NSHSS’s vision for our members to Learn, Lead, and Change the World.

Mike S. Yoon, a student at Yale University, is serving as Director of External Relations for the Yale Model Government Europe 2015 Conference in Budapest, Hungary, where he is helping to bring together 500 international students to discuss European politics.  

At age 17, Aswin Bikkani earned an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Science degree while dually enrolled as a high school student. He also gave the commencement address at Cuyahoga Community College. As a sophomore in high school, Aswin scored perfect scores on both the SAT and the ACT. He began taking AP courses and AP exams in 2013, and has since scored a 5 out of 5 on 22 of his 23 AP exams. Aswin now attends the University of Cincinnati. 

Following in the footsteps of many NSHSS scholars before him, Cheldrick Z. Wooding, an incoming freshman at Tennessee State University, is a Gates Millennium Scholar.

NSHSS Ambassador Christian Boujaoude, a senior at Monmouth Regional High School, founded RU Aware, a nonprofit program and campaign to promote awareness for human trafficking, its violation of human rights and to support donations to organizations supporting these causes.

Jay Wong is the president of Yale University’s Society of Magicians, and he’s also an intern in the surgery department of the Yale New Haven Hospital. He is seeking a way to merge medicine and magic –his two passions. Jay is currently spearheading a research project in which he teaches patients magic manipulations as a supplement to their physical therapy, and he’s monitoring the effectiveness of magic exercises in relation to the patients’ recovery. Jay speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Fujianese, Spanish, and Japanese.

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