Jacqueline Novak, a senior and member of the National Honor Society at Pulaski High School, has been named one of 200 state finalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
These 200 NHS state finalists were first chosen from among nearly 5,000 applicants. Each finalist receives a $1,000 college scholarship.
“Jacqueline Novak is more than deserving of this honor. She is an exemplary role model for her academics, her leadership, and for her involvement and organization for the multitude of initiatives in which she participates,” said Jay Altobello, principal at Pulaski High School.
Participating National Honor Society chapters from across the country nominated at least two senior high members to compete in this year’s program.
Finalists were selected on the basis of their leadership skills, participation in service organizations, clubs and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record.
As a finalist, Novak is recognized as one of the top 200 NHS members in the nation this school year.
“We are proud to recognize Novak, for her outstanding achievements and contributions to her school,” said Ann Postlewaite, NASSP student programs director. “Students nominated for the NHS Scholarship not only demonstrate academic excellence, but also extraordinary performance in service, leadership, and character – traits that are more important today than ever before. In recognizing leadership and involvement in student activities as well as strong academic performance, the NHS Scholarship acknowledges the importance of a well-rounded education.”
While at Pulaski High School, Novak has been student body secretary, a member of the varsity softball and swim teams, marching band, and the Pulaski Envirothon team, and involved in several service projects.
This fall, she plans to attend Clarkson University to student Environmental Engineering.
NHS Scholarships have been awarded by NASSP since 1946, providing more than $12 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. Now in its 68th year, the program annually awards $250,000 in scholarships to eligible members of active chapters.