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Taven Wilson (Kayla Henson / The Dickinson Press)

Taven Wilson, a Trinity High School student from Dickinson, has been selected to join The National Society of High School Scholars. Its members are students who demonstrate leadership, scholarship and community involvement.

Taven is a Boy Scout and a member of the Sons of the American Legion, a branch of The American Legion, a veterans' organization that completes community service projects.

He was nominated to go to The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts. When he graduates high school, he plans to go to college for nuclear engineering.

Wilson said The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) could help him in the future.

"It would probably help me get into better colleges," he said. "They have these meet ups at colleges around the U.S, and it'd be nice to meet new people."

NSHSS provides students with learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and a network of peers.

"On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Taven has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," said NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel. "Taven is now a member of a unique community of scholars--a community that represents our very best hope for the future."

"We are proud to provide lifetime membership to young scholars to support their growth and development," said NSHSS President James Lewis. "We aim to help students like Taven build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers."