Local Student Receives National Honor

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced Javon Webb from Selma, a student at Smithfield-Selma High School, has been recognized for his superior academic achievements.  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, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Javon has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Javon is now a member of a unique community of scholars – a community that represents our very best home for the future.”

NSHSS President James W. Lewis said, “We aim to help students like Javon build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.”

NSHSS members automatically become lifetime members at the time of their initial membership. At each step along the way – from high school to college to career – NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions.

Javon is in the 11th grade at Smithfield Selma High and was recently promoted to Marksmanship Commander for the SSS Naval NJROTC. He is the son of Jermaine and Malana Cain of North Carolina and Lester Webb III of New Jersey.

Founded in 2002, the National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level. Currently there are more than 1 million Society members in 160 countries.