November 18, 2012

Hammons receives honor

The Express-Star

— Chickasha High School student Payton Hammons has been selected for membership to the National Society of High School Scholars. The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved academic excellence.

The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced Hammons's acceptance into the group. The founder and chairman of the NSHSS, Claes Nobel, cited the student's continued devotion to academic excellence as a key reason for her selection.

"I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Payton has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence," Nobel said in a press release. "Payton is now a member of a unique community of scholars and a community that represents our very best hope for the future."

Students selected to join the NSHSS often find greater success in landing scholarships and are eligible to participate in a number of academic competitions and free events for members, according to the release.

"Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities," said NSHSS President James Lewis. "We aim to help students like Brittni build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community."

The NSHSS was created by Claes Nobel in 2002 to recognize the academic achievements of high school students from around the globe. Nobel is the grand-nephew of inventor Alfred Nobel, the creator of the Nobel Prizes. The organization currently has more than 930,000 members in more than 160 separate countries, the release said.

For more information about the National Society of High School Scholars, visit