Colton Morton, a senior and member of the National Honor Society at Unioto High School, has been named one of 400 national semifinalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship program. Morton was chosen from more than 9,000 applicants and will receive a $2,325 scholarship to pursue post-secondary education.
The adviser of the Unioto Chapter of National Honor Society, Sara Williams, says “Colton is the epitome of a student leader. He is an active contributor to many organizations and groups both in and out of our school building. We are extremely proud of Colton and can’t wait to see what the future holds for him after high school.”
High school seniors who are members in good standing of an active National Honor Society chapter are able to apply for an NHS Scholarship. Finalists are selected on the basis of the leadership shill; participation in service organizations, clubs, and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record. As a semifinalist, Morton is recognized as one of the top 300 NHS members in the nation this school year.
While at Unioto, Morton has been the president of the senior class and Key Club. He was an ambassador and helped start the Drug Free Clubs of America M.A.D.E. initiative in Ross County. He is also a member of the Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network Council, Spanish Club, French Club, Young Patriots Club, Gay Straight Alliance, boys’ tennis teams, and is involved in several service projects and volunteering opportunities. After graduation, he plans to attend Miami University to study Integrated Social Studies Education with a minor in Spanish.