The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recently announced student Madison N. Vance from West Helena, Arkansas, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognized top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

Madison N. Vance, the daughter of Peggy and Ray Ripper of Lexa, Arkansas and the late Mr. Jamie Vance of Indianola, MS, is a 2018-2019 graduate of Barton High School. She is employed at Rio Lindo and Skateland Returns. Her future plans are going to college to become a Registered Nurse.

“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Madison has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Madison 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,” stated NSHSS President James W. Lewis. “We aim to help students like Madison build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.”

NSHSS members automatically become lifetime members at the time of their initial membership. At each step along the way, from high school to college to career, NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions.