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2 NMC students are now members of national honor society

JEROMALYN W. Santos and Samuel David M. Santos, graduates of Kagman High School and currently students at Northern Marianas College, are now members of the National Society of High School Scholars.

The society recognizes top academic achievers from high schools around the world who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment.

Jeromalyn W. Santos and Samuel David M. Santos.  Contributed photoJeromalyn W. Santos and Samuel David M. Santos. Contributed photo

“I would have never gone this far if it wasn’t for my family and everybody else who surrounds me. I am deeply grateful for the different people who helped me walk the paths of my life,” Jeromalyn said.

Samuel, for his part, said: “My first reaction when I received my invitation letter was ‘wow.’ First, because I wasn’t sure if it was still useful to join, and second, because I never really thought that I would become a member, let alone be invited to join this prestigious society.”

He said being a member of the honor society has inspired him to study harder and continue pursuing academic excellence.

“Although I’m not the smartest kid in class, I can honestly say that becoming a member increases the dedication and effort that I put into my education. This really makes me want to keep on going after my goals,” he said.

He added “If circumstances lead me to fail along the way, it will not be the end everything and I will continue trying to achieve my dreams, nor will it be the end of my success.”

Both 17 years old, they were promoted to the senior class in high school and became eligible for early graduation.

They are also recipients of the United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Award and the President’s Education Awards Program for Outstanding Academic Excellence.

Jeromalyn is majoring in natural resource management and plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the U.S.

Samuel wants to pursue his bachelor’s degree in education at NMC and to get his certification to teach high school on Guam.

“I look forward to coming back here and being a part of the CNMI Public School System,” he said.

They do not know who recommended them for the honor society, but they are both very grateful to that person or persons.

The two are not related to each other.