The National Society of High School ScholarsNSHSS

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Ask any highly accomplished adult, in any profession, to name an individual who played a pivotal role in their success and they will likely name an educator.  NSHSS gives its high school members the opportunity to acknowledge one high school teacher, counselor or administrator who has made the most significant contribution to their academic career by nominating them as an Educator of Distinction.  Nominations are accepted year-round.  Since the program began in 2007, more than 40,000 educators have been recognized worldwide.

Educators of Distinction are outstanding role models and exemplary practitioners who have made a lasting difference in a student's life by encouraging them to strive for excellence, not just in their academic pursuits, but in all their endeavors.  Educators of Distinction are invited to attend the Society’s free member events around the country and are recognized with a personalized certificated presented by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel.  Educators of Distinction are also eligible to compete for NSHSS’ Educator of the Year award.

NSHSS Scholars:  If a high school teacher, counselor or administrator has had a profound and inspiring impact in your life, please log in to the member portal for more information on how to nominate them for the Society’s Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction program.

To look up Educators of Distinction, please choose a state below:


Claes Nobel Educators of Distinction

  • Shane Smith

  • Ximena Barbosa

  • Dean Larson

  • Marcia Smith

  • Steve Held

  • Amanda Chansing

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