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Annual Induction of Ole Miss Scholars

Ole Miss’ National Society of Collegiate Scholars will hold its annual induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Farley Hall.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honors organization that recognizes high-achieving individuals, awards students around the nation with more than half a million dollars in scholarships annually.

The top 20 percent of freshmen and sophomores at The University of Mississippi receive invitations, and they can choose to accept or decline.

Members participate in numerous volunteer projects. The local organization volunteers with Oxford’s Leap Frog program, which helps elementary students at risk of falling behind in classes.

Emily Draper, NSCS president and pharmacy senior, said she is excited about the upcoming year with the previous members and the new inductees.

“We hope to increase our membership and to become more involved in the community by working with Leap Frog, Boys and Girls Clubs and Graceland Care Center,” she said.

The induction ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 in Farley Hall. The keynote speaker of the ceremony will be Douglass Sullivan-Gonzalez, the dean of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.

“Dr. Gonzalez will be explaining the importance of integrity as a student as well as maintaining their scholar status,” said Toni Avant, director of Career Services and the adviser for NSCS. “All of these students have a 3.4 GPA or above, and it is very important that they maintain their grades.”

Molly Scofield, a representative from Teach for America, will also be a guest speaker.

Faculty and staff members who were nominated as distinguished members of the NSCS will be recognized during the induction.

Following the ceremony, there will be a reception in the Grove for the members and their guests who RSVP’d.

Only people who received an invitation to the induction ceremony will be able to attend.