The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Shane Mahuron, a Salem High School senior and a member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist.

Mahuron was chosen from nearly 7,000 applicants and will receive a $3,200 scholarship toward higher education.

For nearly 100 years, NHS members have been making a difference in their schools and communities and the NHS Scholarship is NASSP’s way of recognizing the most exceptional of these student leaders.

Recipients are chosen based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

 Salem High School principal, Troy Albert, stated, “Shane Mahuron is an outstanding student leader. He is a scholar student while participating in high school as a three-sport letterman and a student leader in a variety of clubs.  He is an outstanding role model for all students and has worked with the youth of the community through basketball and other avenues.”

 “I have no doubt that Shane’s future is bright. He has been an unbelievable example to all students while at Salem High School; Shane excels academically and athletically in all areas. He is more than deserving of this scholarship and honor,” commented Nicole Purlee, advisor for the Lyon chapter of National Honor Society at Salem High School.

“This scholarship represents an accumulation of an outstanding four-year high school career.  He has always demonstrated a great work ethic and performs at the highest levels.  I am proud of all of his individual and team accomplishments and wish him the best in his future,” said Purlee. 

 At Salem High School, Shane has participated in a vast number of clubs and organizations, including student council, National Honor Society, booster club, FCA, and Lions Unified; Shane has also been vice-president for the Class of 2020 all four years. He has also played football, basketball, baseball, and club volleyball. Shane also volunteered with Special Olympics basketball.  

This fall, he will attend IUPUI and the Kelley School of Business to study business marketing and finance.

Since 1946, more than $17 million in scholarships has been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student success.

The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

For more information about the NHS, the scholarship, and the 2020 recipients, visit