Penns Valley student to receive National Honor Society Scholarship

PHOTO PROVIDED Emma Narber, left, receives a certificate as a semifinalist in the National Honor Society Scholarship contest from Amanda Hulburt, NHS advisor at Penns Valley High School.

SPRING MILLS — Emma Narber, a high school senior at Penns Valley Area High School and member of the National Honor Society, has been selected as one of 575 semifinalists and will receive a $3,200 NHS Scholarship toward higher education. She was among 11,000 applicants.

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.

“Emma is the perfect recipeint for this scholarship,” says Amanda Hulburt, NHS advisor. “She brings a positive energy to everything she does and is a huge motivator of her peers. She knows the name of nearly everyone in school and says hello to them daily by name. Both as the class president and a member of the NHS, she works to have a positive impact on both her peers and the community.”

At Penns Valley, Narber is senior class president, and she participates in student council, theater, Asylum literary journal, varsity soccer and varsity track and field. She is the founding member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is an active member of the Penns Valley Youth Center. This fall, she will attend Messiah University to study Politics and Foreign Relations in addition to Christian ministries.

Since 1946, more than $15 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).

For more information about the NHS, the scholarship, and the 2019 recipients, visit www.nhs.us.

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