Westlake Student Travels to Sweden for Nobel Week

Westlake High scholar Aswin Bikkani recently traveled to Stockholm, Sweden to experience Nobel Week.AswinBikkani

Aswin was one of 24 members of the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) selected for this special study trip from December 7th through 10th.

This trip gave students the opportunity to witness first-hand the legacy of NSHSS Co-founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that founded the Nobel Prize.

The NSHSS students attended several Nobel Week activities including the 2015 Nobel Prize Ceremonies, the Nobel Lectures, and the Nobel Week Dialogue.

This trip gave students the unique opportunity to witness first-hand the legacy of NSHSS Co-founder and Chairman Claes Nobel’s family.

In partnership with Stockholm University, attendees represented a variety of countries including Austria, India, Mauritius, Sweden and the United States.

NSHSS members attended several activities during the annual Nobel Week in Stockholm, a time in which the 2015 Nobel Prize Ceremonies and numerous other festivities occur, including visits to the Nobel Museum; a tour of Stockholm City Hall; and attendance at the lectures for the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Economic Sciences. At a special reception, NSHSS scholars discussed the intricacies of the Prizes with the president of The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and members of the selection committees for the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry and Literature.

“James Lewis and I founded NSHSS with the vision that one day our scholars will become the world’s next Nobel Laureates. There is a special place in my heart for inspiring young people to pursue greatness and to have a positive impact on humanitarian causes,” said Claes Nobel, Chairman of NSHSS and senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

About the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS)unnamed

Formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, The National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and helps to advance the goals and aspirations of high-achieving millennials through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and peer networks.  NSHSS members become lifetime members.  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. Currently, there are more than 1,000,000 Society members in 160 countries.  To help us further efforts that provide students with continued opportunity, please acknowledge NSHSS in any press release mentions by providing a resource link to www.nshss.org.  For more information about NSHSS visit www.nshss.org.  

 

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