ATLANTA — The National Society of High School Scholars has announced that Brownwood High School student Christian Arredondo has been selected for membership.

He is the son of Joe Arredondo and Tammy Yanez.

The society recognizes the top scholars in the nation and invites only those students who have achieved superior academic excellence. The announcement was made by NSHSS founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the Swedish Nobel family.

“On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Christian has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence,” Nobel said. “Christian is now a member of a unique community of scholars — a community that represents our very best hope for the future.”

“Our vision is to build a dynamic international organization that connects members with meaningful content, resources and opportunities,” said NSHSS President James Lewis. “We aim to help students like Christian build on their academic successes and enhance the skills and desires to have a positive impact on the global community.”

Membership in NSHSS entitles qualified students to enjoy a wide variety of benefits, including scholarship opportunities, academic competitions, free events, member-only resources, publications, participation in programs offered by educational partners, online forums, personalized recognition items, and publicity honors.