The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, has stunned us all, but out of the event we are witnessing passionate, articulate students becoming leaders and agents for change. In the coming weeks, more students may be making decisions about their own beliefs; they may chose to echo the ideas and actions of their Florida peers. Two resources may provide some guidance to school administrators, English and journalism teachers, students and parents as the debates continue.Resources: First Amendment Rights for Student Protesters from the National Coalition Against Censorship and Covering Walkouts and Protests from the Student Press Law Center
NEHS is open to high school students and select faculty who have demonstrated exceptional ability in such areas as literary analysis, media studies, composition, linguistic study, and creative writing, and who meet the requirements of membership.
NEHS Members Inducted
The Common Reader for 2017-2018 is On Canaan's Side by Sebastian Barry, published in 2011. The novel will engage NEHS seniors graduating in spring 2018 as the text for the competitive scholarship process. Students interested in vying for merit based scholarships must read the text and respond to a prompt provided by NEHS; the prompts will be available November 2017. Scholarship essays will be due by noon, CST, on Tuesday, January 17, 2018.
Annually, NEHS offers $49,000 in a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 each for active NEHS members planning on enrolling full time in two-year and four-year colleges.
Preprofessional Studies major at Nortre Dame Univeristy
PORTA High School
Liberal Medical Education major at Brown University
Richard Montgomery High School
Journalism major at
Christopher Columbus High School
Political Science major at
Wake Forest University
Coral Gables Senior High School
Coral Gables, FL