The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Michael Warner a high school senior at Erie High School and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Warner was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education. Michael was selected for the scholarship because he demonstrated a strong commitment to the pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
Since 1946, more than $19 million in scholarships have been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student success. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
In the 100 years since NHS was founded in 1921, members have been making a difference in their schools and communities, and the NHS Scholarship is NASSP’s way of recognizing the most exceptional of these student leaders. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
“It’s not often that we find a student so motivated to make positive change as we have seen in Michael Warner in his time at Erie High School. He finds an area of need, develops a plan and executes on attending to the problem with a solution that is beneficial to as many people as possible. Michael really is an exemplary student at EHS and you won’t meet a nicer kid,” says Erie High School Dean of Students, Paul Stecina.
At Erie High School, Michael Warner has been the motivating force behind numerous philanthropic campaigns raising money and collecting donations to aide those in need in the Erie area. Additionally, Michael organized a community clean-up in conjunction with Front Range Landfill. They made a great donation to the National Honor Society at Erie High School in exchange for help cleaning up trash in our community. This fall, he will attend Metro State University in Denver to study Criminal Justice and Political Studies with the intention of eventually attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.
For more information about the NHS, the scholarship, and the 2021 recipients, visit www.nhs.us.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for middle level and high school principals across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.