Batesville High School student Jillian Zoller, Aurora, was selected to be a member of the National Society of High School Scholars, according to a press release.
The group recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel prizes.
“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Jillian has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” he said. “Jillian is now a member of a unique community of scholars – a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”
NSHSS President James Lewis stated, “Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities. We aim to help students like Jillian build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community.”
Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, personalized recognition items and publicity honors.
Formed in 2002, organization the recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently, there are more than 1 million society members in over 160 countries.