ATLANTA — The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) has announced Destiny Smith of Magazine has been selected to become a member of their 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.

Smith is the daughter of Sara Richardson and sister of Hannah and Eli. She is a junior at J.D. Leftwich High School and is an officer of the schools Beta Club and a member of FBLA. She hopes to go into the medical field. She serves her community through her church and extracurricular activities.

“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Destiny has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Nobel. “Destiny is no a member of a unique community of scholars — a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

“We are proud to provide lifetime membership to young scholars to support their growth and development,” stated NSHSS President James W. Lewis. “We aim to help students like Destiny build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.”

NSHSS members automatically become lifetime members at the time of their initial membership. At each step along the way from high school to college to career NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions.