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PA Cyber National Honor Society chapter inducts 63 members

Nov 18, 2014

Sixty-three new members were inducted into the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Chapter of the National Honor Society at ceremonies in Harrisburg, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

(Photos from the NHS ceremonies are posted at

Eleven-time All-American track star Niema Golphin told inductees at Philadelphia that working hard and never giving up enabled her to overcome her personal shortcomings in both athletics and education. A four-time NAIA national champion in the 200 and 400 meter events, Golphin is now dean of culture at Wissahickon Charter School and a successful author and motivational speaker.

Dennis Wilson, guest presenter at both the Harrisburg and Pittsburgh ceremonies, said instructions he heard given as a carousel ride in Hersheypark came to an end also are good advice for life.

“There are no re-rides,” Wilson said, repeating the ride operator’s words. “You get one life. You make it whatever it is to be.”

Wilson, adjunct professor at Harrisburg Area Community College, also said that losing a job turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened to him. “What may seem like a bump in the road may be a great opportunity.”

Inductees and their families were hosted at ceremonies held Nov. 3 at the Best Western Premier Central Hotel and Convention Center in Harrisburg, Nov. 4 at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia in King of Prussia, Pa., and Nov. 10 at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Wexford, Pa.

The PA Cyber NHS Chapter was formed five years ago, according to advisers Mary Crapis and Alesha Yaria.

(Not pictured below were two additional inductees, Madeline Mitchell and Madison Farmer.)

Harrisburg: Inducted into the PA Cyber National Honor Society Chapter in ceremonies at Harrisburg were: (front row, L-R) Saundra Barker, Colleen Cullen, Nicholas Dietz, Sierra Elmore, Rea Fearson, Mariah Hernandez and Killian Kashishian; (second row)  Nicole Lang, Briana N. Livelsberger, Sarah Phillipe, Jacob Ross, Hannah Skinner, Grace Ann Skolnick, Ashleigh Watson and Erin White.

Philadelphia: Inducted into the PA Cyber National Honor Society Chapter in ceremonies at King of Prussia near Philadelphia were: (front row, L-R) John Bernardo, Radiyah Beyah, Emily Diehl, Noah Eberwein, Ayman El-Sayed, Sarah Elizabeth Franzone and Kristen Hart; (back row) Hope Hartanowicz, Dahrah Muhammad, Veronica Nagorny, Myra Nguyen, Melanie Rao, Elizabeth Robb and Abdelrahman Salem.

Pittsburgh: Inducted into the PA Cyber National Honor Society Chapter in ceremonies at Wexford, near Pittsburgh, were: (front row, L-R) Hayley Acker, Monica Asche, Amanda Alyssa Avery, Andrew C. Barger, Erika Jean Bargerstock, Alicia Breedlove, Tylyn Bramble , Alexis Sierra Burns, Catharine Carney, Galiana Clark, Theresa Cwenar and Jemma Detwiler; (second row) Raina Gorman, Kaleb Levicky, Hannah Lintz, Sarah Marinchak, Valerie McNulty, Brianna Mesick, Brooke Mihaljevic, Sydney Molter, Juliann Moore, Shayma Musa, Andrew Myers and Danielle Lauren Patterson; (back row)  Amber Pellegrini Alyssa Rogalski, Benjamin Sally, Emily Seese, Alexis Snedeker, Vincenzo Trovato, Athena Velazquez, Emaly Welty, Kara Whitmire and Garrett Yoder.

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Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School (PA Cyber) is one of the largest, most experienced, and most successful online public schools in the nation. PA Cyber's online learning environments, personalized instructional methods, and choices of curricula connect Pennsylvania students and their families with state-certified and highly-qualified teachers, and rich academic content that is aligned to state standards. Founded in 2000, PA Cyber is headquartered in Midland (Beaver County) and maintains a network of support offices throughout the state. As a public school, PA Cyber is open for enrollment by any school-age child residing in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and does not charge tuition to students or families.