The West Virginia University National Society of Collegiate Scholars will induct 330 students for their high academic achievements at the organization’s annual induction ceremony on Saturday in the Mountainlair.

NSCS nationally recognizes more than 800,000 members in the areas of scholarship, leadership and service. Inductees attain at least a 3.4 GPA and rank in the top 20 percent of their class.

Members of NSCS are offered many academic, social and community service opportunities throughout the school year, said Alanna Pritts, vice president of public relations and member recruitment for NSCS.

“A great advantage of being a member in NSCS is having access to many academic scholarships and study abroad opportunities,” Pritts said.

At the induction ceremony, Dr. Marie Leichliter, Director of Programming at WVU’s Honors College, will be named a Distinguished Honorary Member. Sandy DeVault, Professional Development Coordinator from the Monongalia County Board of Education, is the keynote speaker and will also be named a Distinguished Honorary Member.

“NSCS offers its members a chance to get involved with the community. This is an opportunity not only to give back, but to be lifted up in return by the joyous people that you meet,” said Brittney Thomas, vice president and director of inductions of NSCS.

“Being surrounded by other NSCS members gives a sense of unity. It’s always nice to be around people with similar goals and ambitions. NSCS builds friendships and brings together students in a light that always shines bright,” Thomas said.

-WVU-

09/07/12

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