- The Bolton News
Cornelius recognized for superior academic achievement
Alyssa G. Cornelius from Bolton was recently selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.
"On behalf of NSHSS and our co-founder Claes Nobel, a member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, I am honored to recognize the hard work, passion, and commitment that Alyssa has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," said NSHSS Co-founder and President James W. Lewis. "Alyssa is now a member of a unique community of scholars — a community that represents our very best hope for the future."
"We are proud to provide lifetime membership to young scholars to support their growth and development," said Lewis. "We help students like Alyssa build on their academic success by connecting them with learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers."
NSHSS members automatically become lifetime members at the time of their initial membership. At each step along the way — from high school to college to career — NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions.
Cornelius is a senior at Clinton Christian Academy. She is involved in the National Honor Society. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, playing the keyboard, and participating in the We Care We Share Food Pantry Ministry at her church.
Cornelius plans to pursue a degree in astronautical engineering in the fall of 2022 from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Mississippi State University, Purdue University or Clarkson University. As of press time, she has accumulated over $100,000 in scholarship offers.