Logan Cope is a member of an elite group.
The Manteca High senior was selected last month to the Ambassador Leadership Program by the National Society of High School Scholars.
“Only 400 students get selected (ambassador) out of the U.S.,” Principal Frank Gonzales said.
At the same time, Tiana Bensman earned membership to the NSHSS. She’s also an MHS senior.
Logan Cope is the son of Kim Cope. He first became a member of NSHSS in August 2016 and is currently president of MHS’ National Honor Society and California Scholastic Federation.
Cope was thrilled about being picked NSHSS ambassador.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to represent my school and community,” he added.
Cope, who has also been on the Academic Decathlon team for three years as well as a member of the College Prep Club, is hoping to attend John Hopkins University in Baltimore to study Neuroscience.
As for the Ambassador Leadership program, Director of Volunteer and Community Engagement Holly McCaleb said: “NSHSS pairs leadership education and skill development with community service to ensure a comprehensive experience for those chosen to participate.
“Ambassadors participate in groups to study various leadership styles while networking with like-minded peers who are also developing and implementing service initiatives within their high school and / or community.”
The NSHSS – formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes – seeks to advance the goals and aspirations of high-achieving students through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study, and peer networks.
Tiana Bensman, who is the daughter of Anna and William Bensman, is looking at NSHSS to help her achieve her goals.
She’s currently in the NHS, CSF and the Thespians Club, narrowing her college choices to Santa Clara University or UC Davis.
Bensman is leaning towards becoming a Nurse Practitioner.
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