By Minarets Press Staff —
O’NEALS — Minarets High School senior Kaitlynn Linderholm is one of 575 semifinalists receiving a National Honor Society (NHS) scholarship. Linderholm was chosen from more than 11,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.
For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities. The current award recognizes the most exceptional of these student leaders, as recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of the NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.
“Kaitlynn was one of the founding members of our National Honor Society chapter and I’m incredibly proud of her prestigious accomplishment,” says Minarets NHS adviser Kaitlin Morgan. “This is especially meaningful as she is the first person in our young club’s history to win this award.”
As a Mustang, Linderholm is also an active member of FFA and the California Scholarship Federation (CSF). She is currently Chapter Reporter for Minarets FFA and captain of Minarets Equestrian Team. She volunteers at the Chowchilla Western Stampede, Large Animal Evacuation Crew, Coarsegold Rodeo Grounds, Fresno Police Activities League and has served as Miss Madera County. This fall, Linderholm will attend Fresno State University to study Ag education.
Since 1946, more than $15 million in scholarship has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior high school 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).
For more information about the NHS, the scholarship and the 2019 recipients, visit this link.