Fleetwood teen receives national honor

Photo courtesy of Christmas City Studio Mark Maloney Jr., Fleetwood, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars for his academic achievement.

Fleetwood teen Mark Maloney Jr. has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars for his academic achievement.

The Society recognizes top scholars and invites only those students who have achieved academic excellence.

“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Mark has demonstrated to achieve this level of academic excellence,” said NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Noebl, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

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“Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities,” said NSHSS President James Lewis. “We aim to help students like Mark build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community.”

Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, online forums, personalized recognition items and publicity honors.

“Mark is now a member of a unique community of scholars - a community that represents our very best hope for the future,” said Nobel.

A senior at Bethlehem Catholic High School, Mark was invited for membership into the NSHSS based on his academic achievement. He was a former student at Brandywine Heights High School his freshman and sophomore years. He was a member of the Brandywine Height wrestling team and was a team captain. He was also a member of the baseball team.

He is now a member of the two time State Champion Bethlehem Catholic wrestling team where he trains year round.

Along with his wrestling schedule he was able to maintain high honors all through high school while taking some extremely challenging courses.

Mark will also be representing his school, community, as well as the state this September for six days in Washington, D.C. as he participates in The National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security. He was also selected to attend this program. The Forum on National Security sets high standards for enrollment, as only the nation’s top students are invited to attend. It is a nonpartisan, educational organization founded specifically to help prepare the nation’s highest-achieving secondary school students, who have been specially selected for their scholastic merit and leadership potential, for their future professional careers.

He will be meeting and have the opportunity to speak with some of the United States most distinguished leaders in the fields of national security and public service. He will be visiting the most technologically advanced policy centers and military facilities in the country. He will go behind the scenes of the United States diplomatic and national security policy making structure to experience, hands-on, how the United States plans for peace and prepares for crisis. He will learn intelligence strategies. He will meet the decision makers, diplomats and military leaders who are in charge with keeping our nation safe.