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McCallum Among 74 U.S. High Schools Recognized for Their Commitment to Global Learning

McCallum High School has been named a 2016 Top Global Learning School by AFS-USA and the National Society of High School Scholars.

Seventy-four schools from across the country were honored with this award, which recognizes exceptional dedication to fostering global citizenship through intercultural learning inside and outside the classroom.

To further support global competency development, AFS-USA is offering all students at these schools the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship to study abroad. Students can enter by answering the question, “What does it mean to be a global citizen?” Winners will be announced in mid-to late-May.

The high schools selected to receive this award are committed to making a profound difference in the lives of their students. Intercultural learning is increasingly becoming essential for all young people, as globalization continues to influence a variety of industries, from business to science, the nonprofit sector and the arts.

For the complete list of schools, please visit www.afsusa.org/study-abroad/scholarships/top-schools.

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About AFS

AFS-USA, a nonprofit organization, has been a leader in international student exchange for more than 65 years. Its mission is to enhance the global competency of U.S. citizens by providing intercultural learning experiences for individuals, families, communities and schools through a volunteer partnership. Each year, AFS-USA awards more than $3 million in scholarships and financial aid to U.S. students, and it maintains a network of more than 4,000 U.S. volunteers who support educators, students and their families nationwide.

About the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS):

Formed in 2002 by James W. Lewis and Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prizes, NSHSS recognizes academic excellence at the high school level and helps to advance the goals and aspirations of high- achieving millennials through unique learning experiences, scholarships, internships, international study and peer networks. NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions from high school to college to career. Currently, there are more than 1,000,000 lifetime members in 160 countries.