LOCAL STUDENT NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Leslie Rosas, a Boise City High School senior and member of the BCHS National Honor Society, has been nominated to compete in the National Honor Society (NHS) scholarship sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
Kim Jenkins, the principal of Boise City High School , today announced the nomination, which places Rosas in the national competition. Two hundred national NHS winners will be chosen this spring to receive $1,000 college scholarships.
“Leslie is involved in many of the extracurricular activities of Boise City High School including Student Council, Band, and Lady Cat basketball, softball, and track,” said Kim Jenkins, BCHS principal. “I would like to congratulate her on her academic achievements and extracurricular participation.”
High school National Honor Society chapters from across the country were eligible to nominate two senior high members to compete. Nominees were selected based on the basis of their leadership skills; participation in service organizations and clubs; achievements in the arts and sciences; employment experience; and academic record. They also were required to write an essay.
“Students nominated for the NHS scholarship not only demonstrate academic excellence but also excel in the areas of service, leadership, and character,” said Rocco Marano, the director of NHS.
In recognizing leadership in cocurricular activities as well as academic performance, the NHS scholarship recognizes the importance of a well-rounded education. Cocurricular activities are an essential part of the school curriculum.
While at Boise City High School , Rosas has held several class offices and been involved in softball, basketball, track, and student council. This fall she plans to attend the University of Central Oklahoma to study Pediatric Health.
The National Honor Society (NHS) and the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) are the nation's premier organizations recognizing outstanding middle level and high school students who demonstrate excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. NHS and NJHS are proudly sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). NASSP- the preeminent organization and national voice for middle level and high school leaders -also sponsors the national Association of Student Councils (NASC), which promotes and provides leadership development opportunities to prepare and empower students to serve their schools and communities. For more information, visit www.nhs.us.
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