Heard surprise member of National Society of High School Scholars

Kassidy Heard, 16, never expected to become a member of the National Society of High School Scholars [NSHSS] on June 29.

The Farragut student had never heard of the NSHSS and figured it was just another college e-mail.

“I received an e-mail for [the national honor] and it [said] ‘log in and accept your membership,” Heard said, “so I was like, ‘ok?’, so I looked up what it was first; I was like ‘this was a joke’ because I get a lot of college stuff.”

Little did Heard know, the e-mail verified that her school work and study hours at home had been recognized and she was being awarded for it.

“Long story short, I logged in and they said that I was recognized for my grades and my AP classes and my ACT score and then they sent me a box and it had like a diploma-like certificate in it,” the Concord Farragut native said, “and I was really excited because I don’t know anyone who’s gotten the recognition like that. It’s kind of like a validation of all the studying I’ve done for high school and all the hours inside my room trying to learn stuff.”
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