Nakienya Ledford meets Claes Nobel, the grandson of Ludvig Nobel and grandnephew of Alfred
Nobel, who established the Nobel Prizes.
|Published: 8:56 AM, 08/20/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
When Nakienya Ledford walked across the
graduation stage at Tellico Plains High School in May, it was no
doubt she had taken academics seriously.
Ledford's graduation robe was covered
in various pins, medals and sashes from all the awards she had
received throughout her educational journey. A two-time inductee of
the United States Achievement Academy, a member of the National
Society of High School Scholars, a member of the graduating top ten
in her class, the recipient of the Citizenship Award at graduation,
an active member of the Beta Club, and many other clubs, there isn't
much that Ledford hasn't been involved in.
"Just about everything," she
Now Ledford can add being invited to a
prestigious ceremony to that list.
Ledford recently traveled to the
National Society of High School Scholars' (NSHSS) 10th Anniversary
Scholars Day Recognition Program in Washington, D.C. She received a
medal in Recognition of Academic Achievement and Pursuit of
Excellence at the event, held at Georgetown University on August 3.
The program was invitation only, and
placed Ledford among the best high school students across the
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