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The Society of Torch & Laurel is a high school honors program developed by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars to recognize high school high-achievers and provide them and their families with the vital tools to successfully transition to college.
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving students. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities, and gives out more than $1 million annually in scholarships, awards, and chapter funds.
College Admission Central supports exceptional high school students aiming for the Ivy League and Top-Tier with personalized coaching. Our CEO, Dr. Deborah Bedor (University of Pennsylvania) is one of the nation’s most beloved and respected college advisors. She develops unique STEM, research, entrepreneurial, and creative pursuits that make each applicant stand out to Admissions.
The American Medical Student Association (AMSA), founded in 1950 and based in Washington, D.C., is the oldest and largest independent association of physicians-in-training in the United States. AMSA is a student-governed, national organization.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
The STEM Education Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness amongst policymakers at every level about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century. The Coalition believes that our nation must improve the way our students learn STEM and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders 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 the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.
Multi-Organ Transplant Patient
In 2006, Jean Crawford underwent a multi-organ transplantation surgery and has since been living with six transplanted organs. Since this life-changing surgery, she has become an Ambassador for the United Network for Organ Sharing, as well as for her own state’s procurement agency Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. She has also spent years volunteering for Kentucky’s Trust For Life -a Kentucky Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Awareness program whose goal is to register new donors for those on the waiting list. Jean, a retired educator, has also volunteered for Kentucky’s educational program “Life is Cool! She started a non-profit to raise tens of thousands of dollars for Kentucky’s transplant children and their families, by giving all funds raised to The Satterwhite Fund in Kentucky. Jean has also twice participated in the United States Transplant Olympic Games to honor donor families and educate the public about donor transplantation. With a passion to tell her story, Ms. Crawford spends her time inspiring people and explaining the importance of registering as an organ, eye, and tissue donor, so that others may receive the same second chance at life that she was offered. Jean is also the member of a donor family, so she has great perspective from the point of receiving a transplant, as well as the perspective from the point of a family giving the gifts of life.