Oakville graduate receives $5,000 scholarship

Oakville graduate receives $5,000 scholarship

Clarisse Caliman, a 2012 graduate of Oakville Senior High School, has been awarded a $5,000 Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship.

The announcement was made by Nobel, founder and chairman of the National Society of High School Scholars. Nobel is a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

Caliman was selected for the scholarship for excellence in academics, leadership and community service. She was invited to attend the annual NSHSS recognition ceremony, set Aug. 17 in Washington, D.C.

“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Clarisse has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” Nobel stated in a news release.

“Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources, and opportunities,” James Lewis, NSHSS president, stated in the release. “We aim to help students like Clarisse build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community.”

NSHSS membership entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, online forums and personalized recognition items, according to the release.