Apr 24, 2019

Senior Elizabeth Smith Awarded Prestigious NHS Scholarship

Senior Elizabeth Smith Awarded Prestigious NHS Scholarship

The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Elizabeth Smith, a high school senior at Mount Paran Christian School and member of the NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Elizabeth Smith is one of 575 semifinalists receiving a $3200 NHS scholarship toward higher education. This scholarship brings Elizabeth’s total of scholarship offers to more than $673,000 so far!

For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities and the NHS Scholarship is NASSP’s way of recognizing the most exceptional of these student leaders. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

At Mount Paran, Elizabeth has been elected to leadership roles in SGA, promRed, and Mu Alpha Theta, while also participating in National Honor Society, Beta Club, National Spanish Honors Society, and International Thespian Society. That is a lot of responsibility, but Elizabeth is the type of person who thrives on challenge and service. While maintaining high GPA, she has been an active and successful member of the Dozier School of the Arts, Cum Laude. She has even served as an Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee volunteer. Amid all these activities, Elizabeth founded and serves as president of a nonprofit called Stuffed Full of Love. Elizabeth says all her extracurricular have prepared her for “both college and the workforce; I have become very talented at multi-tasking.”This fall, Elizabeth plans to attend University of Notre Dame to study Computer Science and Psychology and then work in federal law enforcement. “Her relentless dedication to achieve is remarkable!“ – Dr. Trici Holmes

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Since 1946, more than $15 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student success. We wish Elizabeth well as she prepares for an amazing future.


Announcements

July 12 - Lower School New Family Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14 - Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m.

July 26-27 - High School Parking Assignments

July 30 - Senior Spots Painting Day

August 1 - New Student Orientation, Grades 10-12

August 5 - K-Day, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101

August 8 - Preschool Meet and Greet, 1:00 p.m.

August 9 - Back-2-School Night, 3:30-6:30 p.m.

August 11 - First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 12 - High School Social, 6:00 p.m.

August 15: Preschool and Lower School Parent Orientation, 5:30 p.m.

August 16-17 - Picture Day

August 18 - Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19 - Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23 - Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29-September 1 - MAP Growth Testing

Lower and Middle School Students

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 29 - Ask the Experts, 6:00 p.m.

Visit with college representatives

August 30 - Picture Make-up Day

September 5 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9 - Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 22-23 - Parent-Teacher Conference Days, Grades PK-8

Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High school students DO attend classes.

September 26-27 - Fall Break, No School

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