Madison High student Faith D. Youngbrandt receives national and international honors

  • Faith (Faye) D. Youngbrandt

    Faith (Faye) D. Youngbrandt Courtesy of Elaine Battaglia

Submitted by Elaine Battaglia
Updated 4/2/2021 11:12 PM

The National Society of High School Scholars announced that student Faith D. Youngbrandt from Villa Park has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization.

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 Faith has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," Nobel said. "Faith 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 Faith build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers."

Members automatically become lifetime members at the time of their initial membership. At each step along the way, from high school to college to career, National Society of High School Scholars connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to develop their strengths and pursue their passions.

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Faith has also been elected to Membership in the Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society. Members of the Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society reflect the concern, scholarship, friendly spirit, and good nature that characterize the qualities found in true leaders.

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Christopher Davis, president of Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society writes, "Being elected to Membership in the Delta Epsilon Tau International Honor Society immediately distinguishes Faith from other students. It proves that she understands the meaning of hard work and is willing to go the "extra distance" necessary to achieve academic excellence. Faith is to be commended; and hopefully, this accomplishment will inspire her to reach new levels of achievement in her life, both personally and professionally."

Delta Epsilon Tau is headquartered in Millville, DE, is sponsored by The Distance Education and Training Council and is the only Honor Society in America that represents accredited distance learning institutions.

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"We are all very proud of Faith," says her mother, Elaine Battaglia, "Not only did she receive both these honors, but she finished high school nearly a year and a half early! We know she will achieve whatever goals she sets for herself. Faith plans on pursuing a career in the field of art. We look forward to seeing her make her mark on the world."

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