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March 21, 2023

Student Awarded Prestigious NHS Scholarship

TruongThe National Honor Society has announced that Sarah Truong, a senior at Ankeny Centennial High School, and member of the Centennial chapter of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship seminfinalist.

This scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of National Honor Society, the National Association of Secondary School Principals. The NHS scholarship recognizes the most exceptional of these student leaders. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the 4 pillars of NHS: scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

Sarah Truong has certainly exhibited those traits. She is actively involved in numerous school clubs and school activities, including the Diversity and Inclusion Committee in Student Council, the Environmental Conservation Club, and Mentors in Violence Prevention. She has earned the Silver Cord award, a distinction given to students who log at least 40 hours of community service in their sophomore, junior, and senior years.

She has been a leader in Student Council and in the Chinese Club; she has also participated in numerous school activities, including tennis and the World Food Prize, and she has received the Spirit of the Jaguar Award. She is an exceptional young woman. While Sarah has not yet determined which college she will attend, she does plan to major in neuroscience with a goal of becoming a medical doctor.