US Poet Laureate Ada Limón will be joining us to discuss her latest anthology, The Hurting Kind (2022), her role as the 24th US Poet Laureate, her belief that "poetry is elemental, necessary, & deeply human," and will be answering YOUR questions. Ada Limón is the author of six books of poetry, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. Limón was also the host of the critically acclaimed poetry podcast, The Slowdown.
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
July 2022 - June 2023
The NEHS Advisory Council is happy to announce that the text chosen as the 2023-2024 Common Reader is Kayte Nunn’s The Botanist’s Daughter. This historical novel was originally suggested as a Common Reader contender by NEHS alum Maria Quiroz Abascal. Maria was enthralled by the text from the outset and "didn’t want the book to end, but at the same time needed to know where and how it concluded. It was a true adventure story!" This sentiment is echoed by many respondents to the NEHS Common Reader Survey who enjoyed that it combines a "Thrilling story, history, science . . . all three in one!"
Applicants for the NEHS Scholarships are to select this text as the basis of their application submissions, which will be due January 8, 2024.
Annually, NEHS offers a variety of scholarships valued at up to $5,000 for active NEHS members planning on enrolling full time in two-year and four-year colleges.
University of California Los Angeles, CA
Edgewood High School, CA
Mercer University, GA
Major: Public Health & Management
Barrow Arts and Sciences Academy, GA
University of Florida, FL
Christopher Columbus High School, FL
University of Chicago, IL
Langley High School, VA