Student receives national honor

April 2, 2010

By Staff

The National Society of High School Scholars has selected Hazen High School junior Jacob Zimmer for membership.Officials from the society work directly with educators and educational organizations to identify new members, according to the organization’s Web site. Zimmer said a member of the Hazen staff anonymously nominated him, and he had no idea until he received his official invite.

Jacob Zimmer

“It’s really an honor,” Zimmer said. “I read the letter that came with it and was very excited after that. I can tell it’s definitely a very prestigious award.”

Claes Nobel, founder and chairman of the organization and a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, extended the official invite March 4.

The cost to join is a one-time $60 fee. Through the membership, Zimmer will receive benefits including scholarship opportunities, invitations to private events, opportunities to participate in academic competitions and unique outreach from top universities, according to the organization’s Web site.

Zimmer said he is interested in studying music, film, psychology and writing in college, although he has not decided yet what school he would like to attend.

Jacob’s mother, Amy, said she is incredibly proud.

“I think it’s going to open some doors for some good things,” she said.


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