Lufkin High School Student Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship

Garin Ashby is one of 575 semifinalists receiving a $3,200 NHS scholarship

The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Garin Ashby, a high school senior at Lufkin High School and member of the NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Ashby was chosen from nearly 7,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.

For nearly 100 years, NHS 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.

At Lufkin High SchoolAshby has been an active member of his school and community. Not only has Ashby achieved and maintained high academic success throughout his four years in high school while taking some of the most rigorous courses offered, he has also served as the senior President for Student Council, an  officer for FFA, and the Vice-President for NHS. Moreover, Ashby has served his community by volunteering for both school and community events consistently throughout his high school career.

Since 1946, more than $17 million in scholarships has 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).

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The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders 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 SocietyNational Junior Honor SocietyNational Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.