The National Society of High School Scholars announced recently that Veritas Academy sophomore Mark Taylor of Richmond Hill has been selected for membership based upon his academic achievement.
The society recognizes high school scholars internationally. 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 Mark has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Mark is now a member of a unique community of scholars-a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”
Taylor attributes his academic success to the rigorous classes at Veritas Academy, a classical Christian school in historic downtown Savannah.
“The teachers at Veritas are highly qualified instructors who are willing to work with each student to help them reach their potential. They also do a great job balancing academics with fun. Next year, we are going to have a speech and debate team.”
Taylor is a politically active teen. He is chairman of the Savannah-Area Teen Age Republicans. While attending a Teen Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., in July of 2010, he accepted a national award for the Savannah-Area TARS club, which was recognized as the most outstanding new TARS club in the USA.
Taylor attended a Young America’s Foundation High School Leadership Conference at the Reagan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California last March. He has also attended TeenPact and Leadership Institute conferences in Georgia the past two years. Taylor also swims with the Georgia Coastal Aquatics Team.
“NSHSS aims to help students like Mark build upon their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community,” said NSHSS President James Lewis.
NSHSS currently has more than 530,000 Society members in more than 160 countries and provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people.
For more information about NSHSS, visit www.nshss.org.