Local Student receives National Honor

by Jul 18, 2011COMMUNITY sgadugi, Front Page, NEWS ka-no-he-da0 comments

Smoky Mountain High School student recognized for superior academic achievement by the National Society of High School Scholars


     ATLANTA – The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Smoky Mountain High School student Landon Eagle French, an EBCI tribal member, has been selected for membership. The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

Landon Eagle French

     “On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Landon has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence,” said Mr. Nobel. “Landon is now a member of a unique community of scholars – a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

     “Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities,” stated NSHSS President James Lewis.  “We aim to help students like Landon build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community.”

     French resides in the Yellowhill Community with his mother Dawn Arneach. He is a rising Senior at Smoky Mountain High School and has a 3.5 GPA.

     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, online forums, personalized recognition items and publicity honors.

     Formed in 2002, The National Society of High School Scholars 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 530,000 Society Member in over 160 countries. NSHSS provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people.