Shelton student wins international acclaim

September 12, 2012 by  

Matthew Taylor Tucker, a Shelton resident, has been selected this month for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS), an organization that recognizes approximately 100,000 students from over 160 countries annually. The prestigious acceptance means that the Platt Technical High School student will be eligible for over $1.1 million in scholarship awards that the NSHSS grants to its members.

The NSHSS was established in 2002 by Claes Nobel, who is a senior family member of the famous Swedes who founded the Nobel Prize. Claes Nobel wanted to recognize the youth of the world and the top academic achievers. The society’s mission is to recognize academic brilliance and encourage the creative abilities, talents, and vision of youth, with the aim of bettering these people still further.

Among other things, Tucker will be issued with a press release and instructions for how to use it to the best advantage. Members accepted to the NSHSS are encouraged to send the finalized press release to as many media outlets as possible to maximize press exposure. Printing companies can assist with the process by making multiple copies of the release, which should include a photo, biographical information, a list of honors, and awards and contact information. The NSHSS advises members to send the press releases to television stations, newspapers, radio, and other sources.

Matthew Tucker has been honored already in that Claes Nobel himself made the announcement that Tucker was invited to become a member of a unique community of scholars from around the world.