West Bladen student named to national honor

ATLANTA — The National Society of High School Scholars recently announced that Payton S. Chavis of Bladenboro was selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

The NSHSS recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, academic and community commitment.

“ON behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Payton has demonstrated to achieve the exceptional level of academic excellence,” said NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes. “Payton is now a member of a unique community of scholars — a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

“We are proud to provide lifetime membership to young scholars to support their growth and development,” said NSHSS President James W. Lewis. “We aim to help students like Payton build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.”

Chavis is a student at West Bladen High.

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