Local student Glen Paul Florendo has recently been selected for membership in the prestigious National Society of High School Scholars for demonstrating excellence in his studies.
Florendo, a former student of Grace Christian Academy from kindergarten to 11th grade, is now studying in San Diego, California. He is the son of Freddie and Belle Florendo.
The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence.
The society's founder and chairman, Claes Nobel, announced Florendo's selection. Nobel is a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.
“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment that Glen Paul has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence. Glen is now a member of a unique community of scholars-a community that represents our very best hope for the future,” said Nobel.
According to the society's president, James Lewis, the vision of the organization is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources, and opportunities. It aims to help students build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community.
The society was formed in 2002 and currently has more than 530,000 members in over 160 countries.