ATLANTA, Ga. — The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has selected student Cansis Widger of Livermore Falls to become a member of the organization. The homeschooled student was recognized for superior academic achievement.

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.

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.

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