Haddonfield senior Danielle Coates one of 200 state finalists for National Honor Society scholarship


Danielle Coates, a senior and member of the National Honor Society at Haddonfield Memorial High School, was named one of 200 State Finalists in the National Honor Society Scholarship from NASSP. These 200 NHS state finalists were first chosen from among nearly 5,000 applicants. Each finalist receives a $1,000 college scholarship.

“Haddonfield Memorial High School is proud of Danielle receiving the National Honor Society Scholarship. She is certainly well-deserving; the consummate well-rounded student with diverse interests. Danielle is the ideal representation of the values of NHS, scholarship, leadership and service,” noted Mr. Charles Klaus, principal of the high school.

Participating National Honor Society chapters from across the country nominated at least two senior high members to compete in this year’s program. Finalists were selected on the basis of their leadership skills, participation in service organizations, clubs and other student groups at school and in the community; and their academic record. As a finalist, Coates is recognized as one of the top 200 NHS members in the nation this school year.

“We are proud to recognize Coates for her outstanding achievements and contributions to her school.” said Ann Postlewaite, NASSP Student Programs director. “Students nominated for the NHS Scholarship not only demonstrate academic excellence, but also extraordinary performance in service, leadership and character, traits that are more important today than ever before. In recognizing leadership and involvement in student activities as well as strong academic performance, the NHS Scholarship acknowledges the importance of a well-rounded education.”

While at Haddonfield Memorial High School, Coates has been involved in numerous extracurricular activities, including varsity crew and serving as president of DECA and front ensemble section leader of the Marching Colonials. This fall she plans to attend Princeton University to study engineering.