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Lone Peak High School Student Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship

Michael Romney is one of 575 semifinalists receiving a $3,200 NHS scholarship

The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Michael Romney, a high school senior at Lone Peak High School and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Michael Romney was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.

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, the National 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.

His NHS Chapter advisor, Dr. Kate Eisele, had this to say about Michael.  “Michael Romney is one of the brightest, most selfless students I have ever had the opportunity to teach in my career.  Not only is Michael the first National Merit Semifinalist in Lone Peak High School history, he’s also the student who is involved in just about every single aspect of the school’s culture, from the newscast, sports, theater and Big Brothers, Big Sisters. Everywhere I look in this school, there’s Michael, exemplifying character, service and leadership.”

At Lone Peak High School, Michael has been the leader of the local NHS chapter, serving as its president.  Michael was key to organizing NHS’s 5th Annual Harbor’s Hero Run in May held as a virtual event due to Covid-19. Last year, Michael was instrumental as a student leader in the chapter’s first “Thanksgiving in a Bag” food drive. This year, he led our chapter to increase donations by over 50% to 1,300 canned items. Throughout the event, Michael coordinated a video production to capture the food delivery and the “pieing” of administrators by students who had donated the most food items. The celebratory video was shared out to classroom teachers and in the school newsletter. Dr. Eisele said, “Without Michael in the lead, I don’t think our local chapter would be as engaged or as active, particularly in the midst of the pandemic.  He works extremely hard in all facets of his life, but Michael is quick to credit others when he is successful.” This fall, he will attend Duke University.  He is as yet undecided about a major.

For more information about the NHS, the scholarship, and the 2021 recipients, visit


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 the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.

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