The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Alexander Smith, a student at Russellville High School, has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.
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.
“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Alexander has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” Nobel said. “Alexander is now a member of a unique community of scholars—a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”
Throughout his high school career, Smith has always set a high standard for himself concerning academics and serving others. He graduated from the Franklin County Junior Leadership Program and has represented Russellville High School at the National Young Leaders State Conference in Mobile.
Smith has been a member of the RHS Marching Hundred for seven years, serving as a section leader, chaplain and drum captain. He also attended many honor bands and made alternate in the Alabama District III Senior High All-State Band, placing him as the fourth percussionist in the district.
As a member of Christian Students United, Smith serves as vice president. He is also a member of the ACT28+ and 30+ Club, National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Spanish Club, Chemistry Club and FBLA.
When not at school, Smith is very active with his church. He is a member of the youth group, church worship team and youth worship band.
After graduation from Russellville, Smith plans to major in civil engineering, but his primary goal is to always live his life according to God’s will and to give back to his community, a community that has given so much to him.