Local student wins national scholarship

Amber Callan, a Ramstein High School senior and president of Ramstein High School’s National Honor Society, has been named one of nine regional winners of a National Honor Society scholarship from NASSP.

About 150 NHS state finalists were first chosen from among more than 6,000 applications. From the 150 finalists, 53 state winners were selected. Nine regional winners were identified from among these 53. Each regional winner receives a $3,000 college scholarship.

“I think Amber’s selection is a testament both to her sterling qualifications and to the efforts of the local NHS chapter’s adviser, Ms. Betty Slusny, to encourage our worthy students to compete,” said Greg Hatch, Ramstein High School principal.
Participating high school National Honor Society chapters from across the country nominated two senior high school students to compete in this year’s program.

Finalists were selected on the basis of their leadership skills, participation in service organizations, clubs and other student groups at school and in the community, and their academic record.

As a regional winner, Amber is recognized as one of the top nine NHS members in the nation this school year.

“We are proud to recognize Callan for her outstanding achievements and contributions to her school,” said David Cordts, associate director of NHS. “Students nominated for the NHS scholarship not only demonstrate academic excellence, but also extraordinary performance in service, leadership and character ― traits that are more important today than ever before. In recognizing leadership and involvement in student activities as well as strong academic performance, the NHS scholarship acknowledges the importance of a well-rounded education.”

While at Ramstein High School, Amber has been NHS president, Spanish Club/Multicultural Club president, a member of the varsity soccer team and involved in numerous service projects.

This fall, Amber plans to attend Rice University to study mathematics and pursue a pre-medicine curriculum.

(Courtesy of Ann Callan)