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DCHS student receives national honor
national scholar
Dawson County High School Senior Jacquelyn Conner was recently selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced Jacquelyn Conner from Dawsonville has been selected to become a member of the organization.

The society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, 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 Jacquelyn has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” Nobel said. “Jacquelyn is now a member of a unique community of scholars, a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

Conner is a senior at Dawson County High School. She is the President of Future Business Leaders of America DCHS chapter, President of 4-H Senior Club for 2019-2020, member of DCHS FFA and a DCHS Chamber Choir member. Connor also made a speech to The United Way which decided the procurement of a $4,000 grant for Dawson County 4-H.

“We are proud to provide lifetime membership to young scholars to support their growth and development,” said NSHSS President James W. Lewis. “We aim to help students like Jacquelyn build on their academic success by connecting them with unique 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.

Formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, NSHSS recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and helps to advance the goals and aspirations of high-achieving students through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and peer networks. Currently there are more than 1.5 million Society members in more than 170 countries.