Monday, July 21, 2014
The National Honor Society of High School Scholars has announced that Berkeley High School student Alayah M. Jones of Moncks Corner has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.
The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prize.
“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Alayah has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” Nobel said. “Alayah is now a member of a unique community of scholars … a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”
“Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities,” NSHSS President James W. Lewis said.
Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, members-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, personalized recognition items, and publicity honors.
Alayah is a rising sophomore at BHS where she’s in the Scholars Academy with a 4.03 GPA. She’s a member of the FBLA. She’s a member of the Lady Stags Varsity Basketball Team as well as the Lowcountry Ballers Ninth Grade Girls AAU Basketball Team.
She is also a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church.
Alayah is the daughter of ShaLonda Eadie (Rodell) Nesbit and Anthony O. Jones, and the granddaughter of Isaac Spann, Felirley Wright and Moses and Valerie Jones.