Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA) is excited to announce that Senior Blake Jefferson has been selected as a National Honor Society Scholarship semifinalist. Jefferson was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.
Jefferson, who lives in Dallas, is in the top ten percent of his class and in addition to being a member of NHS, he is also a part of the school’s award-winning Future Problem Solving team. He is a National Merit Commended student and in 2020 was accepted for Mensa membership placing him in the top two percent of IQs in the world. Jefferson plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall.
PCA Head of Schools Dr. Mike Goddard commended Jefferson for his selection as a semifinalist for the NHS Scholarship. “At Prestonwood Christian Academy, our goal is that students would strive to go above and beyond in all things for the glory of God. I commend Blake for how he leads at PCA with character and honor in the classroom and amongst his family and peers,” said Goddard.
Since 1946, more than $19 million in scholarships have been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student success. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, theNational Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
In the 100 years since NHS was founded in 1921, members have been making a difference in their schools and communities, and the NHS Scholarship is NASSP’s way of recognizing the most exceptional of these student leaders. Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
“We are so very proud of Blake,” said Upper School Principal Wendy Morris. “He is a hard worker, dedicated to the Lord, and willing to serve others. He is diligent in his studies to use the gifts and talents God has given him. Congratulations to Blake!”
Prestonwood Christian Academy School System is made up of five schools serving students across the Dallas Metroplex and virtually throughout the world. More than 1,650 students are enrolled at three campuses: PCA Plano (Pre-K3 through 12th Grade), PCA North in Prosper (Pre-K3 through 10th Grade) and PCAplus Virtual Academy. St. Timothy Christian Academy in Plano serves students with learning differences and The King’s Academy provides a Christian education to students in South Dallas. The PCA School System has been recognized as having one of the strongest Christian education programs in the country providing intentional biblical worldview training and integration. PCA places great value on the growth of students’ spiritual health in addition to their scholastic endeavors and co-curricular activities. Tantamount to its Spiritual Development plan is PCA’s rigorous Liberal Arts academic program. From the first graduating class in 2002 through the class of 2020, graduates have been offered more than $140 million in scholarship for academics, arts and athletics from universities and other institutions of higher learning. PCA is now enrolling for the 2021-22 school year. Go to prestonwoodchristian.org/admissions for more information.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for middle level and high school principals across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers theNational Honor Society,National Junior Honor Society,National Elementary Honor Society, andNational Student Council.