Samantha Reichert Awarded National Honor Society Semifinalist Scholarship

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Long Beach High School senior and National Honor Society Arista Chapter Vice President Samantha Reichert has been named one of 500 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program. She was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $2,850 scholarship. 

The scholarship program accepts applications from high school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National Honor Society chapter. Finalists are selected on the basis of their leadership skills; participation in service organizations, clubs, and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record. As a semifinalist, Samantha is recognized as one of the top 500 NHS members in the nation this school year.

National Honor Society members coordinate numerous community service projects annually. Samantha initiated a holiday movie night that benefitted the Toys for Tots organization and organized a fundraiser that supported the JDRF’s type 1 diabetes research through t-shirt and bracelet sales. In addition to her National Honor Society involvement, Samantha is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate, member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, competitive Mathematics team and first chair of the Chamber Orchestra as a violinist. This fall she plans to attend St. John’s University to study Biomedical Sciences.

“Samantha is so deserving of this award,” said Long Beach High School National Honor Society advisor Jeanne O’Shea. “She is not only a hard-working and dedicated student, but she is also a true leader in our school’s chapter of National Honor Society.”