By Lyn Lirio
AN outstanding Filipino-American student student of Marianas High School was accepted to National Society of High School Scholars and selected as its ambassador.
The announcement of Kelvin Ethan L.S. Wolf acceptance to the elite circle of students was made during the annual NSHSS holiday member event ceremony held in Cobb Galleria Centre, Altanta, Georgia in December last year.
Out of hundreds of applicants, Wolf was selected for demonstrating strong academic achievement and commitment to community service, NSHSS founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, said.
“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Kelvin Ethan has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” Nobel said.
He said the society recognizes top scholars who demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.
“Wolf is now a member and ambassador 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,” NSHSS President James W. Lewis said.
In an interview with Wolf’s mother, Kristine Wolf, she explained that NSHSS ambassadors are student leaders within their high schools who exhibit academic excellence and strong commitment to community service.
“As role models, ambassadors are encouraged to inspire their peers to explore new initiatives within their high schools and communities,” she said.
The society aims to help students like Wolf on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.
NSHSS helps students – from high school to college to career – connect outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passion.
According to Mrs. Wolf, her son received an invitation from the NSHSS.
“The organization invites potential students to apply to become a member, but application is not a guaranteed acceptance. It still undergoes a lot of reviews from the board to be accepted into the organization.”
Mrs. Wolf said her son’s active involvement in school and community service may have helped him got accepted to be the society’s member.
“Aside from his regular classes, Kelvin has been taking advance placement classes. He is also a teachers’ assistant in AP Psychology class. He is a member of the National Honor Society and he has various clubs. He does community service. He has speech and debate and thespian involvement,” Mrs. Wolf said.