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ATLANTA, Ga. - The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced June 4 that student James P Kurtz, of Wildwood Crest, was selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

According to a release, 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 James has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," stated Nobel. "James is now a member of a unique community of scholars — a community that represents our very best hope for the future."

"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 James build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers."

James is the son of Jim and Betsy Kurtz, of Wildwood Crest. He is the grandson of Mary Mahoney Kurtz, of Wildwood Crest, and Anthony and Mary Abbonizzio, of Avalon.

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