Local students receive national honors

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that students James “Jim” Flournoy III and John Flournoy of Madison,  have been selected to become members of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes.

“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Jim and John have demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” said Mr. Nobel. “Jim and John are now members of a unique community of scholars – a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

The Flournoy brothers, twin sons of Lisa and Jim Flournoy, Jr., are juniors at James Madison Preparatory High School and dual enrolled at North Florida Community College. They are active at JMPHS as Ambassadors and members of the Florida State University College of Medicine SSTRIDE Program, Beta Club, Technology Student Association and Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Jim also serves on Student Council. Both play varsity sports at MCHS – basketball (Jim) and baseball (John) – and work part-time at the Busy Bee. They also serve as Junior Volunteers at Madison County Memorial Hospital and volunteer, during football season, on the MCHS Cowboy Chain Gang. Both are members of Fellowship Baptist Church where they are active in the youth group and Bible study.   

“We are proud to provide lifetime membership to young scholars to support their growth and development,” stated NSHSS President James W. Lewis. “We aim to help students like Jim and John build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.”

NSHSS members become lifetime members. At each step along the way – from high school to college to career – NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions.

Jim Flournoy
Jim Flournoy

John Flournoy
John Flournoy
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