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NSHSS Scholar's Day 2017

More than 2,000 scholars, parents, and educators from 44 states and 10 countries gathered in Washington, D.C. to participate in Scholar’s Weekend 2017, NSHSS’s largest event of the year.

This 2-day event kicked off on Friday, August 11th, with a Global Exploration Panel, highlighting both long and short term study abroad opportunities, and a keynote from NSHSS Member, Animesh Koritana, Stanford University class of 2021 and TEDx speaker.

Day two was packed with activity starting at the historic Warner Theatre featuring a workshop about different student opportunities with the Central Intelligence Agency, a lively Keynote Speech by Mr. Claes Nobel, national scholarship winner presentations and the Member Recognition Ceremony. The afternoon sessions featured six workshops from scholarships to creative problem solving, culminating in our annual Scholar’s Day College Fair.

NSHSS Scholar's Weekend 2017 Videos

Scholar's Day 2017 - College Fair (DC)

Get an inside look at an NSHSS college fair and what you can expect.

National Society of High School Scholars - Scholar’s Day Conference 2017, Washington, DC

Each year, the best and the brightest high school scholars, families and friends convene in D.C.

Claes Nobel Keynote Speech 2017 Scholar's Day

Claes Nobel delivers his "Love Sweet Love" keynote speech at the Warner Theater in DC, Aug, 2017.

Highlights from Scholar's Weekend 2017

2,000 NSHSS Members and Guests in Attendance from 44 States and 10 Countries, including:

Greece, Singapore, Mexico, Paraguay, England, Germany, Virgin Islands, Guam, Canada, Puerto Rico

3 Keynote Speakers:

  • Animesh Koratana, TEDx Speaker, Stanford University, Class of 2021
  • Karl Stoltz, Office Director of Citizen Exchanges, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. State Department
  • Claes Nobel, Chairman & Co-Founder, NSHSS

9 Scholarships presented:

  • Mikayla Beeson, Phoenix, MD
    Keystone National High School
    NSHSS Academic Paper Award
  • Carlos Castanedo, San Antonio, TX
    Ronald Reagan High School
    NSHSS Video Competition, First Place
  • Leticia Guibunda, Bethesda, MD
    Walter Johnson High School
    United Planet Merit Scholarship
  • Treaux Jackson, Overland Park, KS
    Blue Valley West High School
    EF International Language Centers
    Study Abroad Scholarship
  • Kavya Kopparapu, Herndon, VA
    Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
    Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship
  • Mona Manglona, Philadelphia, PA
    Rota High School
    NSHSS Emerging Leader Award
    Philadelphia University
  • Felix Morales, San Juan, PR
    Colegio Congregación Mita
    Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship
    Florida Institute of Technology
  • Kurtis Nguyen, Cary, NC
    Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School
    NSHSS Academic Paper Award
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • William Rodebaugh, Philadelphia, PA
    Keystone National High School
    National Scholar Award
    Manor College
  • Matthew Sullivan, Orchard Park, NY
    Canisius High School
    National Scholar Award

6 workshops:

  • The Beautiful Life - Truman Knowles
  • NSHSS Scholarship Panel - Dr. Susan Thurman & NSHSS Scholarship Recipients
  • You Can Get Into Your Dream School - The Princeton Review
  • Activism and Making a Change - Kavya Kopparapu
  • Public Health: Make a Difference in Your Community - Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health
  • Towers to Teams...Building Impactful Leaders - Kolby Keo

Other Sponsors

American University, Brandeis University, Brescia University College, Central Intelligence Agency, Claflin University, Duke Kunshan University, Education First - International Language Centers, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Fisk University, Florida State University - International Programs, Goldsmiths - University of London, Guilford College, Hampton University, Health Professions Week, High Point University, Johns Hopkins University, Method Test Prep, NSHSS Fellows, Seton Hall University, Syracuse University, The Princeton Review, U World, U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Educational And Cultural Affairs (ECA), University of Alabama, University of Alberta, University of New South Wales, University of St. Andrews, University of Tennessee, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University