Deborah Lee, a graduating senior and member of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Miami Sunset High School, has been named one of 400 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program.
Lee was chosen from more than 9,000 applicants and will receive a $2,325 scholarship.
“As an educator with over 29 years experience in teaching and administration, I have no doubt when I describe Deborah as a student whose character is nourished by an unselfish heart, dedication to service, demanding quest for knowledge and a personal integrity beyond her chronological age,” said John C. Lux, principal at Miami Sunset High.
High school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National Honor Society chapter are able to apply for an NHS Scholarship. Finalists are selected based on their leadership skills; participation in service organizations, clubs, and other student groups at school and in the community, and their academic record. As a semifinalist, Deborah Lee is recognized as one of the top 300 NHS members in the nation this school year.
While at Miami Sunset Senior High School, Lee has had many accomplishments throughout her high school career. As Senior Class historian, National Honor Society vice president, Blood Drive president, Key Club vice president, Math Honor Society member, English Honor Society member, and Miami Herald Silver Knight nominee, she still finds the time to be involved in several service projects.
This fall she will attend the University of Florida to study computer science.
NHS Scholarships have been awarded by NASSP since 1946, providing more than $14 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. This year, the program awarded $1 million in scholarships. Only students who are members of chapters with an active affiliation with the NHS national office are eligible to participate in the NHS Scholarship program. Additional information about the program can be found at www.nhs.us/scholarship.