Notre Dame senior gets NHS scholarship

One of only 300 in the U.S. to receive scholarship from National Honor Society.

Jacqueline Kenny, a senior and member of the National Honor Society (NHS) at Notre Dame Preparatory School, has been named one of 300 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program. Kenny was chosen from more than 9,000 applicants and will receive a $2,325 scholarship. She is only the second Notre Dame student in five years to earn this NHS designation.

“Jacqueline represents the best the Father Joseph Hindelang Chapter of the National Honor Society has to offer,” said Kyle Lilek, Notre Dame’s NHS co-moderator. “Her scholarship, leadership and character are top-tier, and the depth of her service demonstrates the high ideals we try to build here at Notre Dame Prep.”

High school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National Honor Society chapter are able to apply for an NHS Scholarship. Finalists are selected on the basis of their leadership skills; participation in service organizations, clubs, and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record. 

As a semifinalist, Kenny is recognized as one of the top 300 NHS members in the nation this school year.

At Notre Dame, Kenny has served the Mackinac Island Governor’ Honor Guard as senior patrol leader; earned a Girl Scout Gold Award; founded a charity called “Give the Look” charity; was captain of the school’s varsity debate team; served as liturgy leader for all school masses and was a peer leader coordinator for the upper division as well as the secretary for Notre Dame’s Chinese NHS.

This fall, Kenny plans to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor to study business at the Ross School of Business.

About the National Honor Society Scholarship: NHS Scholarships have been awarded by NASSP since 1946, providing more than $14 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. This year, the program awarded $1 million in scholarships. Only students who are members of chapters with an active affiliation with the NHS national office are eligible to participate in the NHS Scholarship program. Additional information about the program can be found at

About NASSP: NASSP is the leading organization of and voice for principals, assistant principals, and school leaders from across the United States and more than 35 countries around the world. Founded in 1926, NASSP’s mission is to connect and engage school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. 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 Association of Student Councils. For more information about NASSP, located in Reston, VA, visit

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About Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy

Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy is a private, Catholic, independent, coeducational day school located in Oakland County. The school's upper division enrolls students in grades nine through twelve and has been named one of the nation's best 50 Catholic high schools (Acton Institute) four times since 2005. Notre Dame's middle and lower divisions enroll students in jr. kindergarten through grade eight. All three divisions are International Baccalaureate "World Schools." The Marist Fathers and Brothers sponsor NDPMA's Catholic identity and manages its educational program. Notre Dame is accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools, the Independent Schools Association of the Central States and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement. For more on Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy, visit the school's home page at