Bossier City, Louisiana – The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Karleigh Landry, a senior at Parkway High School and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship finalist. Landry was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.
Since 1946, more than $19 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).
In the 100 years since NHS was founded in 1921, 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.
“Karleigh is an amazing student who exemplifies all the qualities of a true NHS scholar. We are proud to have her represent both our NHS chapter and our school, and we know that she will continue to work to better her community and bless the lives of all she encounters as she pursues her future academic endeavors,” said Jessica Jones, Parkway NHS Sponsor.
At Parkway High School, Landry has served as the 2020-2021 NHS Treasurer; been a four-year member of the Beta club, exceeding the required community service hours each year; been a four-year member of Student Council, serving in various leadership positions; been a three-year member of Student to Student, an after-school peer tutoring program; been a three-year member of Red Jackets, Parkway’s prestigious student ambassador program; and been a member of the Helping Angels club, which collects donations and volunteers with local animal shelters. She is also the founding member of Alliance for Sustainability, Parkway’s newest club that educates students on how to make more environmentally conscious decisions in their everyday lives. Outside of school, Landry serves as a youth minister for juvenile detainees at the WARE Detention Center in Coushatta; participates in the Highland Blessing Meal, which serves meals to the local homeless population; serves on the Northwest Louisiana Teen Advisory Committee; is an active blood donor; and volunteers with her church. Likewise, in previous years she has served as a Providence House Youth Advisory council member, as well as participated in the 2018 AHEC of a Summer at the David Raines Community Health Center, where she completed over 100 hours of community service. This fall, Landry will attend Xavier University of Louisiana to major in Biology as part of the school’s Pre-Medicine track, and minor in Spanish. Upon her college graduation, she plans to pursue a career as a Pediatric Neurologist.
For more information about the NHS, the scholarship, and the 2021 recipients, visit www.nhs.us.