R-MA’s Barbour names Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

Educator Brian Barbour, of Randolph-Macon Academy in Front Royal, was recently selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars.

NSHSS is an international honor society dedicated to highlighting the accomplishments of high school students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. A role model to students, Brian Barbour was nominated by student Benjamin Pederson for outstanding dedication and commitment to excellence in the classroom.

Student members of NSHSS have the opportunity to nominate the educator who made the most significant contribution to their academic career. The Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction award recognizes role models who have made a lasting difference in their classrooms by encouraging students to strive for excellence.

Randolph-Macon Academy, founded in 1892, is a college-preparatory, coeducational boarding school for students in grades six through 12. Students in grades nine to 12 participate in R-MA’s 91st Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, and have the opportunity to fly in a unique flight program. R-MA is affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is located in Front Royal.