Middletown senior wins $5K National Honor Society scholarship

Delaware News Desk
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The National Honor Society announced that Divita Taduvayi, a senior at MOT Charter High School from Middletown, has been selected as a finalist and winner of a $5,625 NHS Scholarship.  

Taduvayi was chosen from nearly 10,000 applicants.  

The NHS Scholarship program is supported by NHS’s parent organization, the National Association of Secondary School Principals. 

Taduvayi helped develop Feeding the Ville, a marketplace-style app for food insecurity alleviation, as part of the Food in Neighborhoods Coalition in Kentucky. She is currently the national Technology Director for Girls Go Digital, a student-led nonprofit for young women in STEM, in which she expanded the organization’s reach by redesigning their website, increasing their social media presence and using SEO to improve the site’s visibility. Inspired by her desire to address the STEM gender gap in Delaware, Taduvayi founded Girls Tech Together, a nonprofit that introduces elementary school girls to computer science fundamentals through activities, coding lessons and interaction with professionals. 

“For 100 years, we have recognized our outstanding students for their hard work and dedication to their communities,” said NASSP CEO Ronn Nozoe. “In the midst of a global pandemic that has disrupted almost all facets of everyday life, it’s inspiring and uplifting to see the incredible work of our students who strive each day to make sure their communities are a better place for all. We’re so proud that we can invest in Divita’s future and the other talented and compassionate leaders.” 

NHS is awarding $2 million in scholarships to 600 high school seniors this year based on their demonstrated work to support the four pillars of NHS membership: scholarship, service, leadership and character. While 575 semifinalists receive $3,200 scholarships, the 24 finalists receive $5,625.