Rushville Republican

May 23, 2013

Grizzard named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Educator Paul Grizzard of Rushville Consolidated High School was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS.) Grizzard was nominated by student Autumn Meece for the honor.

NSHSS is an international honor society dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of high school students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. A role model to student, Paul Grizzard was nominated by Meece for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate the educator who made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award recognizes role models who have made a lasting difference in their classrooms by encouraging students to strive for excellence.

“Dedicated educators who exhibit a commitment to excellence deserve our highest praise and appreciation,” said NSHSS president James W. Lewis. “We’re excited to provide an ongoing means to do so, and we encourage our members to nominate teachers who have contributed to their academic success.”

Formed in 2002, the National Society of High School Scholars recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and encourages members of the organization to apply their unique talents, vision and potential for the betterment of themselves and the world. Currently, there are more than 830,000 Society members in 160 countries. NSHSS also provides scholarship opportunities for deserving young people. For more information visit