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STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD MAKE AN IMPACT ON EARTH DAY

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STUDENTS AROUND THE WORLD MAKE AN IMPACT ON EARTH DAY

National Society of High School Scholars Foundation and Captain Planet Foundation Select 10 Students as Winners of Fourth Annual Earth Day Competition

ATLANTA, April 21, 2016 – The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Foundation) and the Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) today announced the winners of their 4th annual Earth Day competition. Of the 658 applicants, 10 winners were chosen to receive a $500 award to implement their Earth Day project or use towards education-related expenses. The international Earth Day competition award applicants submitted projects that demonstrate environmental stewardship, leadership and volunteerism.

The 2016 Earth Day Award Winners are:

Alexander Adler

The Oakwood School, Greenville, N.C.

Adler is the founder and director of Chickens for Children, a nonprofit which “aims to promote and teach environmental awareness, a sense of responsibility, and sustainable living to young children and the community.”

 

Efe Birkan

Cakabey High School, Izmir, Turkey

Birkan studied the subsurface water in his school’s garden, and learned that the overconsumption of water in reforestation efforts was contributing to freshwater pollution. He gave presentations to his school and local government to inform the public about specific plants that can be used for reforestation.

 

Joyce Cheng

James Madison High School, Vienna, Va.

Cheng cofounded her high school’s Environmental Club as a sophomore. The Environmental Club has participated in projects such as Ban the Bottle, Wheels to Africa, and Trout in the Classroom.

 

Sophia Maggio

Everett High School, Everett, Wash.

Maggio is an undergraduate researcher at the Ocean Research College Academy. She attended several research cruises, and she has concluded that plankton and eelgrass may be used in bioremediation as methods to remove toxic heavy metal ions from water.

 

Taylor Meyer

Stratford High School, Houston, Texas

Meyer organized a group of classmates from her Academy of Science and Engineering class who worked together to build 200 solar-powered, portable lanterns to send to an underserved village in Nuevo Cañete, Peru.

 

Katherine Prior

Row Academy, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Since 2013, Prior has monitored the water quality of a local creek and reported the results to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. She has also presented the Enviroscape watershed model to other students to encourage the proper use of storm drains.

 

Anuj Sisodiya

Trumbull High School, Trumbull, Conn.

Sisodiya created “Light It, But Time It,” a community-based, energy-saving project. During holiday seasons, he suggested that each household use a timer when using their festive, electronic décor. He also implemented “Energy Savings and Awareness Week” (E-SAW) in his high school.

 

Anne Trapp

Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, Ma.

A drought in her hometown of Townsend, Montana, led Trapp to apply for a Global Citizenship and Sustainability Grant. She received a $1,400 grant to develop three water-conserving gardens and a program to increase awareness about drought-tolerant landscaping.

 

Terrence Walker

American International School Mozambique, Mozambique, Africa

Walker spearheaded a fundraiser, gathered lab equipment from a local university, and trained biology interns on how to process blood samples in an effort to study and reduce diseases in the lion population of Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa.

 

Ana Zabala

Coleigo Rochester, Bogota, Colombia

Zabala created a booklet to promote a rainbow diet in order to implement Slow Food’s “Good, Clean, and Fair Food” campaign in daily diets. She hosted an Eat-In, in which each attendee prepares a nutritious meal from scratch, and organized a student field trip to a local organic farm. Ana has received awards from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

 

“We are very proud to recognize these 10 outstanding students for their dedication to protecting and preserving the environment,” said Claes Nobel, founder of the NSHSS Foundation and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. “These students exhibit tremendous initiative to create impactful projects that will spark positive environmental change in their communities around the world.”

To be considered for the Earth Day Award, high school students from around the world with a GPA of 3.0 or higher submitted details about an environmental project they are spearheading, or a project that will be initiated around Earth Day in their home, school and/or community. Additional details on award submission requirements can be found online.

“This year’s winners are an inspiration to us all,” said Laura Turner Seydel, chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation. “We are honored to award these young scholars for their engagement in their local communities and efforts to improve the environment.”

The NSHSS Foundation and CPF joined forces in 2013 with the shared commitment of encouraging high school students around the globe to demonstrate their dedication to the Earth through action, highlighting those who are humanitarians, leaders and creators. Through their partnership, the organizations hope to increase awareness of Earth Day and CPF’s work supporting environmental leadership of high-achieving high school students and educators. In the past four years, a total of 47 Earth Day grants of $500 each have been awarded to winners who are actively demonstrating a commitment to care for the Earth.

About the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Foundation):

The NSHSS Foundation was founded in 2004 by Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. The NSHSS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields. Through special programs, the NSHSS Foundation connects young scholars with additional opportunities to advance their education, personal growth and career interests. The Foundation recognizes the need to produce more graduates in these fields in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing global economy and society to create a better future for all. For more information visit http://www.nshssfoundation.org.

About Captain Planet Foundation (CPF):

Based on the critically-acclaimed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, CPF was co-founded in 1991 by media mogul Ted Turner and producer Barbara Pyle.   Since then, the Captain Planet Foundation has played a critical role in helping to ensure that the next generation of business leaders and policy makers are environmentally literate citizens who leverage technology and information to manage and protect the air, land and water upon which all life depends.

CPF is a grant-making foundation that has funded over 2,000 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 25 countries internationally. More than 1.2 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects.  In addition to its Small Grants Program, the Captain Planet Foundation also operates the following programs: Project Learning Garden, Project Hero, the Leadership Center, SAGES, and a number of other science education initiatives that promote the intersections between technology, innovation, the environment and personal action.

For more information: www.captainplanetfoundation.org.

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Earth Day 2014 Winners

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 NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS FOUNDATION (NSHSS Fdn) AND CAPTAIN PLANET FOUNDATION (CPF) TEAM UP FOR SECOND ANNUAL EARTH DAY COMPETITION

 

ATLANTA, GA., April 22, 2014 – The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Fdn) (a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics, and public policy career majors) teamed up with Captain Planet Foundation (CPF) for the second year to host an international competition centered around Earth Day and youth activation relating to environmental leadership.  Laura Turner Seydel, Captain Planet Foundation Chairperson, announced the partnership at the NSHSS Annual Member Event in December at The Carter Presidential Center.

“This year’s winners are an amazing group of student environmental change-makers, who in the truest sense of the phrase “Think Globally, Act Locally,” are an inspiration to us all to become more deeply involved in creating the world we wish to live in,” said Laura Turner Seydel.

NSHSS Foundation and Captain Planet Foundation are proud to announce 12 Earth Day Award winners, who will each receive a $500 award and the chance to present their Earth Day projects at an upcoming NSHSS member event or NSHSS Foundation event.  NSHSS Fdn and CPF are committed to encouraging high school students around the globe to show their dedication to the earth through action, highlighting those that are humanitarians, leaders and creators.

“I am deeply honored to recognize the outstanding contributions that young people are making to the environment,” said Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes and founder of the NSHSS Foundation.  “Youth are the best chance for creating change in our world and it is crucial for them to understand the importance of environmental protection and preservation.”

More than 200 high school students worldwide entered the competition by responding to a question in 500 words or less about how they’ve helped the environment in their schools and/or communities. The 2014 Earth Day Award winners are:

 

  • Amrita Aggarwal – New Delhi, India
  • Samantha Alvarado – Mililani, Hawaii
  • Andreea Catalina Dumitrache – Bucharest, Romania
  • Jocelyn Foraker – Hope Valley, Rhode Island
  • James Foster – Pylesville, Maryland.
  • Petrit Kendezi – Goldens Bridge, New York
  • Jill Mediatore – Sayville, New York
  • Samir Nacer – Cape Coral, Florida
  • Michaela Pfeifer – Rochester, Minnesota
  • Shailee Samar – Cupertino, California
  • Minette Saulog – Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Michelle Tran – Manhattan Beach, California

 

For more information on the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, please visit www.nshssfoundation.org.

 

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About the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Fdn):

The NSHSS Foundation was founded in 2004 by Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, and James W. Lewis, President of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).  The NSHSS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics, and public policy career majors. The Foundation recognizes the need to produce more graduates in these fields in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing global economy and society to create a better future for all. For more information visit http://www.nshssfoundation.org.

About Captain Planet Foundation (CPF):

Based on the critically-acclaimed animated series “Captain Planet and the Planeteers,” CPF was co-founded in 1991 by media mogul Ted Turner and producer Barbara Pyle.   Since then, the Captain Planet Foundation has played a critical role in helping to ensure that the next generation of business leaders and policy makers are environmentally literate citizens who leverage technology and information to manage and protect the land, air and water upon which all life depends.

CPF is a grant-making foundation that has distributed more than $2.5 million to fund over 1,700 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 23 countries internationally. More than 1 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects.  In addition to its Small Grants Program, the Captain Planet Foundation also supports its Learning Gardens Program, its Planeteer Clubs after-school program, and a number of other science education initiatives.  For more information: www.captainplanetfdn.org.

 


A&F and NSHSS Foundation Team Up To Launch Anti-Bullying Scholarship Award Program

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ABERCROMBIE & FITCH AND NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARS FOUNDATION (NSHSS FdN)
TEAM UP TO LAUNCH ANTI-BULLYING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD PROGRAM

College Scholarship Funds Available For Students Around The World

Atlanta, G.A., October 1, 2013 – The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS FdN), a 501c3 non-profit charity founded by Claes Nobel, senior member of the esteemed Nobel family, today announced a partnership with Abercrombie & Fitch to establish an ongoing scholarship program designed for students who academically persevered while experiencing bullying, and for those students who have led anti-bullying efforts in their schools and communities. This scholarship program is part of Abercrombie & Fitch’s Anti-Bullying Scholarship Award program.

The NSHSS FdN is an organization dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for underrepresented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics and public policy.

“We’re proud to offer college tuition assistance to individuals who have been victims of bullying behavior, yet who found ways to achieve academic success in the face of these obstacles, and to those who have advanced the anti-bullying cause on a local basis,” said Todd Corley, Abercrombie & Fitch’s Senior Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.

To apply for this scholarship, students are required to submit a personal response of up to 500 words answering one of two questions: How have you helped promote anti-bullying awareness in your school or community? Share your own story about the experience of being bullied and how you have persevered and overcome the consequences and negative effects of such treatment.  Students must also include their transcript; provide a recommendation from an educator; and include a resume of honors and awards, leadership activities, community service activities, extra-curricular activities, internships and employment history. Students eligible to apply for this scholarship need to be high school seniors graduating in 2014 with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship funds, in the amount of $1,000 per award, will be sent to the university where the student enrolls and can be used toward tuition, books, room and board or other college-related expenses.  The scholarships are renewable for up to three years following the scholarship winner’s freshman year depending on the student’s academic progress and continuing in full-time student status.

For more information about the NSHSS FdN, please visit www.nshssfoundation.org.

About The NSHSS Foundation:

Renowned champion of youth leadership and environmental stewardship and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, Claes Nobel has continued his family’s legacy of recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement by founding The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, a 501c3 public charity in 2004.

The NSHSS Foundation is dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics, and public policy career majors. The Foundation recognizes the need to produce more graduates in these fields in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing global economy and society to create a better future for all. For more information visit www.nshssfoundation.org.

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The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

What:
The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Foundation), an organization established to support education in the form of scholarships targeted to students among those groups under-represented in business, economics, public policy and STEM– Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics –career majors, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Mr. Claes Nobel, Chairman and Founder and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:
Friday, September 6, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Contact:
Beth Pann
404-235-5500 ext 535
Beth.Pann@nshss.org
NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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About The NSHSS Foundation:
Renowned champion of youth leadership and environmental stewardship and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, Claes Nobel has continued his family’s legacy of recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement by founding The National Society of High School Scholars Foundation, a 501c3 public charity in 2004.

The NSHSS Foundation is dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics, and public policy career majors. The Foundation recognizes the need to produce more graduates in these fields in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing global economy and society to create a better future for all. For more information visit www.nshssfoundation.org.

Follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/nshssfoundation) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/nshssfoundation.)

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Claes Nobel and the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Fdn) Presents Inaugural World Betterment Award

Honorees Included: Todd Corley, Abercrombie & Fitch; And Greg Goff, Tesoro Corporation

WASHINGTON D.C., August 26, 2013 – Claes Nobel, senior member of the esteemed Nobel family and Founder of the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation (NSHSS Fdn), presented the inaugural Claes Nobel World Betterment Award to Todd Corley, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch; and Greg Goff, President and CEO of Tesoro Corporation.  The Award was presented at a private reception for the National Society of High School Scholars Foundation on Friday, August 16, 2013 attended by corporate, foundation and community leaders.

The Claes Nobel World Betterment Award was established in 2013 to highlight outstanding role models for today’s millennials, recognizing individuals who are making exceptional contributions to the promotion of global unity and cultural understanding in their own particular area of influence.  Through the Award, the NSHSS Foundation seeks to inspire leadership and value for humankind among diverse young people around the world.

Claes Nobel says, “I firmly believe that the key to bettering our communities is through education and encouraging young people to reach great heights. The World Betterment Award recognizes influential individuals who are committed to building a safe and saner world.”

The 2013 Honorees were chosen based on their current involvement with the organization and their dedication and commitment to ethics, inclusion and making a positive impact throughout their professional and personal lives.

Todd Corley, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer of Abercrombie & Fitch was recognized for his diversity leadership and his ability to engage individuals, specifically millennials, to build strong corporate social responsibility platforms that promote societal change.  Corley joined Abercrombie & Fitch as their first-ever corporate officer in charge of diversity and inclusion.  He has been recognized by Ebony as one of their “Thirty Young Leaders Under 30,” The Network Journal as one of the “40 Under 40 Achievers,” and listed by SAVOY Magazine as one of the “Top 100 African Americans in Corporate America.”

Greg Goff, President and CEO of Tesoro Corporation, one of the largest refining and marketing companies in America with almost 7,000 employees, was recognized for successfully leading Tesoro’s significant environmental, safety and volunteerism projects, as well as his personal values of family and leadership that have impacted his approach.  At a young age, Goff learned the importance of responsibility, commitment, values, ambition and accepting challenges – qualities that have influenced the leader he is today.

The NSHSS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics and public policy.  For more information about the NSHSS Foundation, please visit www.nshssfoundation.org. 

About the NSHSS Foundation:

The NSHSS Foundation was founded in 2004 by Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.  The NSHSS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to supporting education in the form of scholarships for under-represented students in STEM career majors, as well as business, economics, and public policy career majors. The Foundation recognizes the need to produce more graduates in these fields in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing global economy and society to create a better future for all. For more information visit http://www.nshssfoundation.org.