A senior student at Marianas High School was recently selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars for demonstrating excellence in her studies.
Marjorie Ann M. Cuerdo, 17, was recognized for her superior academic achievement by the organization's chairman and founder, Claes Nobel, who is also a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognized the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Marjorie Ann has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence,” stated Nobel in his letter to Cuerdo.
Membership in the society entitles students to a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, members-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, and many others.
According to the society's president James Lewis, the vision of the scholars' society is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources, and opportunities. “We aim to help students like Marjorie Ann build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community,” stated Lewis.
Cuerdo, the daughter of Zenaida and Marco Cuerdo, is a consistent honor student since her elementary days. She is also an active member and participant in various school competitions and organizations. The 17-year-old dreams of becoming an electrical engineer someday.
Last school year, Cuerdo was a member of the team that won both the state and regional competitions for Real World Design Challenge, allowing them to compete in the national contest. The Real World Design Challenge is an annual high school competition for all states and territories that aims to transform the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in the U.S. by providing professional science and engineering and learning resources to students and teachers.