Matthew Creighton, a senior and member of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Guilderland High School, has been named one of 500 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program. He was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $2,850 scholarship.
High school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National Honor Society chapter are able to apply for an NHS Scholarship and are selected on the basis of their leadership skills; participation in service organizations, clubs and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record. As a semifinalist, Matthew is recognized as one of the top 500 NHS members in the nation this school year.
Matthew’s scholarship will come in handy this fall when he starts at Cornell University to study Environmental Science and Sustainability. While at GHS, Matthew has been president of the Chemistry Club, Director of the Student Help Desk, saxophonist in the Jazz and Wind Ensembles and an Eagle Scout.
“We are incredibly proud of Matt and our local chapter for receiving this national recognition,” says Jared Foro, GHS Science Teacher and NHS Co-Advisor.